Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Worldly Protector (Buddhist) - Tanma Chunyi

འཇིག་རྟེན་པའི་ལྷ། ནང་ལྷ། 世俗的神(佛教)
(item no. 77222)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma
Material Ground: Cotton
Collection Publication: Wisdom Publications, Calender
Catalogue # collection of Musee Guimet Museum, Paris
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

Tan ma chu nyi, the Twelve Tanma Chunyi goddesses of Tibet, subjugated by Padmasambhava in the 8th century.

Several other paintings by this artist are currently known: Shri Devi, Dragpa Gyaltsen along with several sets including a seven painting Dalai Lama composition, and two sets of Mahasiddhas.

Jeff Watt 10-2002

Wisdom Calendar 2003 - cover (full catalog list)

(See publication Art Esoterique de l'Himalaya La Donation Lionel Fournier. Musee National des arts asiatiques Guimet, by Gilles Beguin. Paris, 1990. Page 102, plate 52, He-la 'bar-ma).

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Subject: Artist Index
Painting Style: Chamdo Regional Style
Buddhist Protectors, Worldly Deities
Buddhist Protectors: Worldly (Nyingma)
Buddhist Worldly Protector: Tanma Chunyi