Depicts the wrathful deity Mahakala with three Gelukpa lamas above [most likelyTsongkapa and his two main disciples] and images of Green and White Tara below. Said to be from the Tibetan region of China.
As described in the pamphlet, this is a "round, drum-shaped mandala with free ring handle on the side and hollow interior. The top surface is engraved with wave patterns. In the center stands Mount Sumeru surrounded in three concentric circles by the Seven Jewels or Precious Articles of Royalty, the Eight Buddhist Emblems, and, on the outer edge, small shrines and earthly things. The side of the mandala is decorated with Indian lotuses and the Eight Emblems in low relief. Above the lotus decor is a band inlaid with colored stones, and below it is a row of cloud patterns."
Two four-armed figures display "the divine embrace" of wisdom and compassion. Possibly a representation of the wrathful diety Yamantaka and his consort, although lacking in the attribute of dead being trampled.Said to be from the Tibetan region of China.
Also sometimes called the "Wheel of Transmigration". Ink and color on cloth painting depicting the six possible paths of Buddhist rebirth. Rippling of image shows effects of keeping scrolls rolled up over long periods of time. Said to be from the Tibetan region of China.
As described in the pamphlet, this is a "skull hand-drum, dating from Qing dynasty. Made from the skull caps of a boy and girl joined together at the tops and covered with lamb or monkey skin."
The Great Fifth Dalai Lama and the Shunzhi emperor at their meeting in Beijing in 1652. Mural, Great Western Hall, Potala Palace.