Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Worldly Protector (Buddhist) - Machen Pomra

འཇིག་རྟེན་པའི་ལྷ། ནང་ལྷ། 世俗的神(佛教)
(item no. 938)
Origin Location Tibet
Lineages Nyingma
Size 39.37x30.48cm (15.50x12in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Shelley & Donald Rubin
Catalogue # acc.# P1998.33.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Warrior

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

The identification below is only tentative and was a suggestion of a Tibetan Lama.

Machen Pomra: a Tibetan mountain deity subjugated and enlisted into the service of religious protectors. At the top left is a Tibetan lama with four wrathful meditational deities on the right. At the sides and the bottom are various retinue figures belonging to the entourage of Machen Pomra.

Tibetan: Ma chen pom ra

Jeff Watt 3-2001

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