Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shri Devi (Buddhist Protector) - Magzor Gyalmo

དཔལ་ལྡན་ལྷ་མོ། 吉祥天母(佛教护法)
(item no. 91003)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Gelug
Size 32.39x24.77cm (12.75x9.75in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Female

TBRC: W19221

Interpretation / Description

Magzor Gyalmo: fierce protector goddess from the classification of Shri Devi (Tibetan: pal den lha mo) and the wrathful form of the peaceful goddess Sarasvati.

Tibetan: Magzor Gyalmo

Dark blue in colour with one face and two hands she holds upraised in the right a vajra tipped staff. The left hand holds to the heart a skullcup filled with blood. Seated atop a light brown mule crossing a sea of blood, she is surrounded by dark smoke and wisps of orange flame. A blue makara-faced attendant leads the mule in front and a red lion-faced attendant follows behind.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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