(Thangka detail)
Mythological
archetype which
embodies strong
magical powers
and serves as a
vehicle and
protector of
many Buddhist
deities. In his 
darkblue form he is
often shown as
the riding animal
of the primordial
Buddha 'Dorje
Chang' on his
flights through
the universe.
In this picture he
holds an
offering-bowl
packed with
jewels (siddhis)
in front of a
Buddha emanation.


Drug Dru
Tibetan thangka
painted by:
unknown
Nepalese artist
*
 Taeger Collection
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