Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Worldly Protector (Buddhist) - Dorje Legpa

འཇིག་རྟེན་པའི་ལྷ། ནང་ལྷ། 世俗的神(佛教)
(item no. 537)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug
Size 74.93x55.88cm (29.50x22in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1996.27.7
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Dorje Legpa Ra-shon. Dark blue and wrathful in appearance, with one face and two hands he holds aloft a gold vajra in the right hand. The left placed at the side holds a white bead mala. Atop the head is a broad rimmed gold monastic riding hat. Wearing long flowing robes and seated atop a light brown goat with twisted horns, he is surrounded by numerous dark blue attendant figures.

At the top center is a figure similar in appearance to Padmasambhava. Four Gelugpa lamas wearing monastic robes and hats sit to the right and left.

Jeff Watt 10-2000

Reverse of Painting
Special Features: (Printed script (Uchen))

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