Shri Devi - Palden Lhamo
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ABS 235

 Code: ABS 235

  Country: Tibet


  Date: 1400 - 1500

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 9.7 x 12 x 4.4

  Materials: Stone with remains of pigments

Fearsome Sri-Devi - the “Glorious Goddess” riding a mule on a sea of blood 

This stone image represents a form of Sri-Devi (Tib.: dPal ldan lha mo) («palden lhamo»), a chief guardian-deity (dharmapala)of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The three-eyed fearsome Sri-Devi is riding a mule on a sea of blood, all set on a single lotus pedestal. There exist many different forms of Sri-Devi. Among the various forms is Jo mo whose realm is Jomolhari (Mt. Everest).