|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Lineages||Nyingma and Gelug|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc.# P1995.21.4|
Kandroi Tsomo Che Chang Mar (English: Mistress of the Dakinis, Red Wolf Tongue): one of eight attendant figures in the retinue of Mahakala Gonpo Shanglon.
"In the west is the head of the dakinis, Che Chang Marmo, [with a jackal face, red in colour] having a very fierce visage, bloody matted hair dripping disease onto enemies and hindrances; naked with distended breasts. With four arms the first [left hand] holds a blood filled skullcup. [The right holds a curved knife]. The lower two [hold] on the right a hook and on the left a lasso of intestines and a human head upraised. [She] rides a nine-headed cemetery bird." (Page 333).
Bright red in colour, fearful in appearance, she has a blue wolf head with three large round eyes and orange hair, matted and disheveled. With four hands, the first pair holds a curved knife upraised and a skullcup to the heart against large distended breasts. The second pair holds a hook and a freshly severed head with a lasso of intestines. Adorned with a single skull tiara and necklaces of bone, the arms and legs are adorned with bracelets and anklets. Riding atop a white nine-headed bird she is completely surrounded by pink, green and blue billowing clouds.
At the top center is the Buddha of Medicine, Bhaishajyaraja Guru, blue, holding a medicinal plant in the extended right hand and a black begging bowl in the left. A gold name inscription is written below. (See the Master of Daemons, Red Terrifying One).
Jeff Watt 11-2000
Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: Buddha, Teacher of Medicine.
Wylie Transliteration of Inscription: sangs rgyas sman kyi bla ma.