Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Sitatapatra (Buddhist Deity) - (Three faces, eight hands)

གདུགས་དཀར། ནང་ལྷ། 大白伞盖佛母(佛教本尊)
(item no. 87025)
Origin Location China
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Philadelphia Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

Sitatapatra: she has three faces, white, blue and red, and eight hands holding a white and green parasol as her principal characteristic attribute.

At the top center is Amitayus Buddha accompanied at the sides by eight heavenly offering goddesses. At the bottom left is White Tara and on the right is Green Tara. At the bottom center are the symbolic offerings of the five enjoyments.

Jeff Watt 2-2011

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