Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Worldly Protector (Buddhist) - Dorje Legpa

འཇིག་རྟེན་པའི་ལྷ། ནང་ལྷ། 世俗的神(佛教)
(item no. 90556)
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma and Gelug
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Dorje Legpa Ra-shon. Dark blue and wrathful in appearance, with one face and two hands he holds aloft a gold vajra in the right hand. The left placed at the side holds a bead mala. Atop the head is a broad rimmed gold monastic riding hat. Wearing long flowing robes and seated atop a light brown goat with twisted horns, he is surrounded by seven dark blue attendant figures.

At the top center is a figure similar in appearance to Padmasambhava. Four Gelugpa lamas wearing monastic robes and yellow pandita hats sit at the right and left sides.

Jeff Watt 5-2000

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