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Native Name:
Thangka
Object Number:
51-4-119
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Mongol (uncertain)
Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience:
Tibet
Date Made:
18th Century
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1799
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Cotton
Paint
Iconography:
Goddess
Mule
Amitabha
Padma Sambhava
Description:
Painting (thangka) of Lha-mo, in colors on cotton. This painting depicts Lha-mo, the Terrible Goddess, riding her mule over a sea of blood. Amitabha sits in the center at the top of the painting, Padma Sambhava and Tsong-kha-paon on either side. Lha-mo is the chief guardian goddess of Tibet, and the special protector of the Dalai Lama. At the bottom: Two of the Five Kings, the offering of the Five Senses and "pearls".
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 52
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