Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Begtse Chen (Buddhist Protector)

བེག་ཚེ་ལྕམ་སྲིང། སྲུང་མ། 大红司命 (又名战神)护法
(item no. 91002)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Gelug
Size 38.74x27.31cm (15.25x10.75in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Begtse Chen: the great wrathful Dharma protector.

Tibetan: Begtse Chen

Red in colour, with one face and two hands he holds upraised in the right a scorpion handled flaming sword. The left hand holds to the mouth a red heart. dressed as a warrior he tramples upon a green horse and a naked human figure, surrounded by the brightly burning flames of pristine awareness.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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Tradition: Gelug Protectors