Description Palden Remati, a form of the female protector Lhamo, is depicted entirely with symbols: a club, a halo of flames, and a blood-filled skull cup (that of a child born from an incestuous union, the kind of skull considered to have the greatest powers). In rituals, deities are invoked through words and with utensils. A tangka such as this one suggests similar beliefs.
- Desire and Devotion: Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham. 2001-2003.
Provenance Palden Dorje, London [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore, September 1995, by purchase.
Credit Promised gift of John and Berthe Ford
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