|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Lineages||Kagyu and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment|
|Collection||Carolyn and Wesley Halpert|
Shri Devi Initiation Card Set (Tibetan: pal den lha mo, dud sol ma): 36 ritual cards used in the performance of bestowing the initiation of the deity Shri Devi - painted on squares of semi-translucent mica sheets. (See a gallery of individual images).
The main figure, Shri Devi, counting from left to right, top down, is black in colour with one face and four hands, wearing a pale human skin across the shoulders and riding atop a mule, surrounded by wisps of dark smoke and flame. The remaining cards show figures of retinue attendants riding upon various mounts, ritual objects and preferred offerings.
Jeff Watt 4-2000