|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment, Black Background on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc.# F1996.11.4|
Shri Devi (Tibetan: pal den lha mo. English: Glorious Goddess): the principle female wisdom protector of Tantric Buddhism.
Black in colour, disheveled and emaciated, she has one face and four hands. Riding atop a mule through an ocean of blood, tight red curls of flame engulf the body, further surrounded by dark billowing smoke and wrathful retinue attendants at the sides and below.
At the top center is the lama Shabdrung Ngagwang Namgyal (1594-1651). At the left side is the mahasiddha Tilopa and on the right Naropa. Above the central figure is the tutelary deity Sahaja Heruka Chakrasamvara.
Jeff Watt 4-2000
Region: Bhutan, Paintings
Buddhist Protector: Shri Devi Main Page
Buddhist Protector: Shri Devi, Dudsol Dokam Wangchugma
Tradition: Kagyu, Enlightened Protectors
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Bhutan
Region: Bhutan, Protectors
Buddhist Protector: Shri Devi (Kagyu)