Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shri Devi (Buddhist Protector)

དཔལ་ལྡན་ལྷ་མོ། 吉祥天母(佛教护法)
(item no. 197)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Nyingma
Size 62.87x42.55cm (24.75x16.75in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Black Background on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1995.21.7
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

"In front of the Lord of Secrets, Padmakara,
Having accepted a pledge and rising in the form of a daemon body,
Great Powerful One, protector of the Buddha's teachings;
Homage to you Shri Devi."
(Nyingma liturgical verse).

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Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Female Buddhas at Bruce Museum of Art

Thematic Sets
Buddhist Deity: Shri Devi (Nyingma)
Subject: Red Snout-like Nose (Wrathful Deities)
Buddhist Protectors: Enlightened
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 6
Painting Type: Black Ground Main Page
Buddhist Protector: Shri Devi, Dudsol Dokam Wangchugma