29. Gold Sitatapatra
Style: Gold (ser-thang)

Sitatapatra is the protector against supernatural danger. This thangka took five years to complete. When it was finished, a concentration ceremonial ritual took place. When shown in a room by candlelight, reflections show movement within the painting. Gold in the painting is seen as an offering to the deity residing within the work. The deities above Sitatapatra are Shakyamuni Buddha and Ushnisha.