Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Sitatapatra (Buddhist Deity) - (1000 faces, 1000 hands)

གདུགས་དཀར། ནང་ལྷ། 大白伞盖佛母(佛教本尊)
(item no. 91098)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Buddhist
Size 74.93x50.80cm (29.50x20in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Semi-Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

Sitatapatra, Ushnisha (Tibetan: dug kar mo, tsug tor. English: the White Parasol One, the Crown Ornament): slightly ferce, white in colour, with a thousand heads and a thousand hands - having arisen from the ushnisha (crown head oranment) of the Buddha Shakyamuni.

Sanskrit: Sitatapatra Tibetan: Dug kar mo

Jeff Watt 10-2000

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