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Thangka

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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 Buddha
Padmasambhava
Tsongkhapa
Description:
Shri Devi Magzor Gyalmo. At the top center is Amitabha Buddha. On the left side is Padmasambhava and Tsongkhapa on the right side. At the bottom left is Dorje Ta'og and on the right is Dorje Legpa. Painting (thangka) of Lha-mo, in colors on cotton. Known as Lha-mo in Tibetan, the Terrible Goddess, riding her mule over a sea of blood. 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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