One of two panels from a Buddhist shrine, 17th/18th century, opaque watercolour on wood 151.77 x 33.03 x 1.27 cm, gift of Mr and Mr James Coburn III © Museum Associates/LACMA. The panel possibly include a depiction of Vibhishana, the demonic deity who is also considered the younger brother of Ravana, the demon king of Lanka from the Ramayana. Although he is venerated as a god within the Buddhist pantheon, Vibhishana holds a secondary position to ancient Hindu gods such as Vishnu and Shiva

One of two panels from a Buddhist shrine, 17th/18th century, opaque watercolour on wood 151.77 x 33.03 x 1.27 cm, gift of Mr and Mr James Coburn III © Museum Associates/LACMA. The panel possibly include a depiction of Vibhishana, the demonic deity who is also considered the younger brother of Ravana, the demon king of Lanka from the Ramayana. Although he is venerated as a god within the Buddhist pantheon, Vibhishana holds a secondary position to ancient Hindu gods such as Vishnu and Shiva

One of two panels from a Buddhist shrine, 17th/18th century, opaque watercolour on wood 151.77 x 33.03 x 1.27 cm, gift of Mr and Mr James Coburn III © Museum Associates/LACMA. The panel possibly include a depiction of Vibhishana, the demonic deity who is also considered the younger brother of Ravana, the demon king of Lanka from the Ramayana. Although he is venerated as a god within the Buddhist pantheon, Vibhishana holds a secondary position to ancient Hindu gods such as Vishnu and Shiva

One of two panels from a Buddhist shrine, 17th/18th century, opaque watercolour on wood 151.77 x 33.03 x 1.27 cm, gift of Mr and Mr James Coburn III © Museum Associates/LACMA. The panel possibly include a depiction of Vibhishana, the demonic deity who is also considered the younger brother of Ravana, the demon king of Lanka from the Ramayana. Although he is venerated as a god within the Buddhist pantheon, Vibhishana holds a secondary position to ancient Hindu gods such as Vishnu and Shiva

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