|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
Sherab Chamma (Tibetan: shes rab byams ma): the the principal meditational form of Satrig Ersang of the Four Transcendent Lords. As Sherab Chamma (Loving Mother of Wisdom) she can appear either as a single subject in a composition or can have numerous surrounding attendant figures.
Peaceful in appearance and either yellow, orange or white in colour, Sherab Chamma has one face and two hands. The right hand typically holds a vase to the heart, or the lower right side, and the left a mirror in the upraised left hand or in the lap. Sometimes the attributes are reversed.
This composition is part of a set of paintings of unknown number. The iconographic composition of the secondary figures is very similar to a painting in the Rubin Museum collection HAT #200029, however this composition has slightly more figures.
Jeff Watt 1-2018