A House Altar

Altar, wood; clay statues; 19th century; measurements 270 x 380 x 70 centimeters; on loan from Tobgye S. Dorje
The altar and all the statues originate from the temple room of the Gangtey Palace in Paro.
 
The statues in the center:
Left: Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the founder of the State of Bhutan
Center: Buddha Shakyamuni, the historistic Buddha
Right: Guru Rinpoche, the mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan
 
On the right wing:
Upper right: Vajrapani, Bodhisattva in his wrathful appearance
Upper left: Jambhala, a god of wealth
Lower left: Jambhala
 
On the left wing:
Upper right: Syama-Tara, the embodiment of compassionate love
Upper left: Sita-Tara
Lower right: Sarasvati, the Goddess of Learning, Music and Poetry
Lower left: religious texts
 
There is also an animated version of the altar.