YEAR PRINTED: 2001
VALUE: 100 tugrik
This stamp forms part of a set of seven issued by Mongolia in 2001 to celebrate the traditional Tsam Hindo-Buddhist masked dance. This is the third set of Mongolian stamps featuring Tsam masks, the others being issued in 1984 and 1991. This stamp depicts Jamsran, the war god and defender of Buddhism. Unlike most Mongol gods, this one does not derive from Hinduism and may represent an god of indigenous mythology.