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A Chinese deity with a sword accompanied by a tiger. Gouache painting by a Chinese artist.

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A protector deity. Many local indigenous deities were absorbed into the Buddhist faith, often as protectors. This deity riding on a tiger and brandishing a sword, protects the Buddhist teachings. The protector's role is also to safeguard from disease and negative influences

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1 painting : gouache ; sheet 42 x 53 cm

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  • Chinese

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A Chinese deity with a sword accompanied by a tiger. Gouache painting by a Chinese artist. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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