Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Sitatapatra (Buddhist Deity) - (Three faces, eight hands)

གདུགས་དཀར། ནང་ལྷ། 大白伞盖佛母(佛教本尊)
(item no. 23393)
Origin Location China
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

Sitatapatra and retinue deities according to the tradition of the Mitra Gyatsa Twenty-nine Deity Mandala.

At the top center is the eacher Tsongkapa, founder of the Gelug Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. At the bottom center is the female protector deity Shri Devi Magzor Gyalmo.

Jeff Watt 7-2014

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