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Attributes of dPal-ldan Lha-mo in a 'Rgyan Tshogs' Banner

Photo credit: Wellcome Collection

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The painting shows the attributes of a Buddhist deity. Among the attributes shown is a peacock's tail, a trident and some entrails held in the bills of flying birds. The former two items would suggest that the banner shows the attributes of dPal-ldan Lha-mo. Were it not for the entrails, the emblems could also belong to Ma-cig-ma (Ma-cig dPal-gyi Lha-mo), another form of Lha-mo, but the attributes of the latter are peaceful ones.

Wellcome Collection



distemper on linen


H 45 x W 34 cm

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presumed to be part of the collection formed by Henry S. Wellcome

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