Himalayan Art Resources

Sculpture Set: Twelve Goddesses of Tibet

Sculpture Set | Twelve Goddesses of Tibet | Tseringma Main Page

This sculpture set was most likely part of a larger composition. The Twelve Goddesses are commonly found as retinue figures accompanying Shri Devi Magzor Gyalmo. Magzorma herself has two special attendants and four close retinue figures called the Goddesses of the Four Seasons. Sometimes the five Tseringma Sisters are included in the outer retinue.

The total number of figures in this sculptural composition was most probably nineteen in number. It would be twenty-four if the Tseringma Sisters were also included.

The sculpture set depicted here is likely part of a Chinese Imperial commission created sometime between the early to mid 18th century.

Jeff Watt 8-2014