Trinity of unidentified Buddhist or Bon deities
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ABS 062

 Code: ABS 062

  Country: Tibet

  Style:

  Date: 1300 - 1400

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 13.5 x 9.2 x 3.4

  Materials: Fine-grained beige stone

Fine grained beige stone (possibly phyllite).

These three male deities of different height still await a correct identification. They are stepping to the right (pratyali hasana) and are dressed with a tiger skin (vyaghracarma) tied below the protruding bellies. They brandish in the right uplifted either a sword (kha ga) or a staff (dan a), and hold with the left hand, displayed in the gesture of threatening (tarjani-mudra), the noose (pasa) (?), an attribute of mainly wrathful deities to catch the enemies of Buddhism.

Bowker, John und Golzio, Karl-Heinz (Hrsg.), 2003. Das Oxford-Lexikon der Weltreligionen. . Frankfurt am Main: Fischer-Taschenbuch-Verlag. p. 153-154

Snellgrove, David, 1967. The nine ways of B’on. . London: Oxford University Press.

Snellgrove, David and Richardson, Hugh Edward , 2003. A cultural history of Tibet. . Bangkok: Orchid Press.