Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shri Devi (Buddhist Protector) - Magzor Gyalmo

དཔལ་ལྡན་ལྷ་མོ། 吉祥天母(佛教护法)
(item no. 437)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug
Size 31.75x26.67cm (12.50x10.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Black Background on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1996.11.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Female

TBRC: bdr:W19221

Interpretation / Description

Magzor Gyalmo, Shri Devi (English: Queen of the Weapon Army, Glorious Goddess), wrathful form of the peaceful goddess Sarasvati.

At the top right is the Gelugpa teacher, Je Lobsang Jigdral Chogle Namgyal - possibly the 13th Dalai Lama (1876-1933). At the left is Heruka Vajrabhairava.

Tibetan: Magzor Gyalmo

Jeff Watt 3-2001

Front of Painting
Wylie Transliteration of Inscription: rje blo bzang 'jigs bral phogs las rnam rgyal.

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