Tantric Figure: One of the Four Guardians

Unknown Tibetan, Tibetan


19th century

Oil on canvas

Overall: 18 1/2 × 14 1/4 in. (47 × 36.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Place Made: Himalayan Region, Tibet, Asia


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Not signed.

Course History

REL 19, AMES 39, Tibetan Buddhism, Nancy Lin, Winter 2012

REL 40, AMES 42, Visual Culture of Tibet and the Himalayas, Nancy Lin, Summer 2012

REL 19, AMES 39, Tibetan Buddhism, Nancy Lin, Winter 2012

ANTH 32, AMES 26, Anthropology of Tibet and the Himalayas, Kenneth Bauer, Winter 2019

ANTH 32, Anthropology of Tibet and Himalayas, Kenneth Bauer, Summer 2020

ASCL 51.06/REL 41.07, Buddhism Sex, Gender in South East Asia, Sara Swenson, Spring 2022

HIST 96.01, Colonialism and Culture in Asia and Africa, Douglas Haynes, Spring 2022

REL 43.01, Buddhism in America, Reiko Ohnuma, Spring 2022

Art History 34.01, Arts of Tibet, Xiaotin Yin, Winter 2023

Art History 34.01, Asian Societies, Cultures and Languages 52.02, Arts of Tibet, Xiaotin Yin, Winter 2023

Anthropology 32.01, Anthropology of Tibet & Himalayas, Sienna Craig, Winter 2024


Professor Robert J. Poor; sold to present collection, 1962.

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