|Date Range||1400 - 1499|
|Lineages||Nyingma and Buddhist|
|Size||17.78cm (7in) high|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc. #C2002.33.3|
Shri Devi, Lhamo Remati.
The Red Goddess plaque is a ritual piece used when conducting certain types of protection ceremonies. She holds a scorpion handled sword in the upraised hand and a skullcup in the left. The three peacock feathers adorning the crown of the head and the symbol of the sun at her navel associate her with the Glorious Goddess with Four Arms. The back is inscribed with a formulaic blessing in four syllables repeated three times, om, ah, hum, hrih, aligning the activity of the Red Goddess with the activities of the body, speech and mind of all Buddhas. (See another image of Lhamo Remati).
Jeff Watt 5-2005