Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shri Devi (Buddhist Protector) - Magzor Gyalmo

དཔལ་ལྡན་ལྷ་མོ། 吉祥天母(佛教护法)
(item no. 872)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Gelug
Size 52.07x33.02cm (20.50x13in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Black Background on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1999.18.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Female

TBRC: W19221

Interpretation / Description

Magzor Gyalmo, Shri Devi (English: Queen of the Weapon Army, Glorious Goddess), wrathful form of the peaceful goddess Sarasvati. At the top center are Green Tata, White Tara and Sarasvati. At the top right is the 5th Dalai Lama, Ngagwang Lobzang Gyatso (1617-1682). At the the top left is the 1st Dalai Lama Gendun Drubpa (1391-1474).

At the bottom center is Pal Lhamo (Lakshmi). On the left is Nechung Chogyong and on the right is the goddess Tseringma.

Tibetan: Magzor Gyalmo

Jeff Watt 3-2001

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