paint and gold on textile
Mongolia, around 1900 AD
14 x 11,5 cm.
Hayagriva, the god of the horses, has three heads, six arms, and eight legs. Above him a small effigy of Padmasambhava, below two local fierce deities, one riding on a wolf, the other on a boar. In the center the protective deity Begte (also called Chamsring, `hidden armor’), who is very popular especially in Mongolia.
At the backside small dedication-texts (Om Ah Hum), mirrorwise, in Tibetan script.