Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Sipai Gyalmo (Bon Protector)

སྲིད་པའི་རྒྱལ་མོ། བོན་གྱི་སྲུང་མ། 斯贝加母(苯教护法)
(item no. 70128)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Silk
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Sipai Gyalmo riding a Bear. In this form she is the special protector for the Boyulma a Bon Revealed Treasure text discovered by Terton Bonzhig Yungdrung Lingpa (1346-1405) considered by many to be identical to the Buddhist Terton Dorje Lingpa (see a painting of Tsewang Rigdzin with Sipai Gyalmo).

Jeff Watt 3-2010

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Tibet (East): Bongya Monastery Collection
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