|1800 - 1899
|Ground Mineral Pigment, Black Background on Silk
|Rubin Museum of Art
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 three wrathful retinue attendants mounted on horses below.
Jeff Watt 4-2000