A Miniature Tsakli of Vajrabhairava
Painted on cotton
Size; 12.5 x 9.5 cm
Condition; very light wear
Tsakli are miniature paintings which are used in various Buddhist rituals.
Provenance; this Tsakli was included in the exhibition ‘Art of Buriatia, Buddhist Icons from Southern Siberia’ held at Spink in December 1996, No 32.
Buriatia lies predominately to the east of Lake Baikal in Southern Siberia and above Mongolia
The traditional religion was Shamanism but the monopoly came to an end with the introduction of Tibetan Buddhism from Mongolia, most likely in the 17thC