From: Tibet

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number A1121
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tibetan | Buddhist
Provenience Tibet
Period 14th Century | 15th Century
Date Made 14th - 15th Century
Section Asian
Materials Copper
Iconography Machig Labdron | Drum? | Timbrel | Skull | Offerings

Statuette of Machik Lapkyi Dronma also known as Machig Labdron. Machig Labdrön (1055-1149) is the best known female Buddhist teacher in Tibet. Her influential meditation practice focused on visualizing death. Here, she wears ornaments made of bones, which relate to this meditation tradition.

She also holds a drum, timbrels, and skull full of offerings.

Height 11.4 cm
Length 7.8 cm
Width 6.7 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914
Other Number Getz 179 - Other Number

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