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Manuscript Cover with Lhamo Flanked by Four Goddesses
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Manuscript Cover with Lhamo Flanked by Four Goddesses


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Each figure in this painting is under an elaborate arch with inscriptions in both Mongolian and Chinese. At the far right is an inscription in Chinese providing the title of the manuscript, Sutra of Ten-Thousand Buddha Names. At the far left is a Mongolian inscription. The piece is in a wood frame covered with brocade. The figures are Palden Lhamo (Shri Devi in Sanscrit, the protector goddess) in the center, flanked by (left to right): Goddess of Spring, Goddess of Autumn, Goddess of Summer, and Goddess of Winter.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscriptions] At right in Chinese "Wang fu ming jing"; [Inscriptions] At left in Mongolian
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
18th century
Medium
wash colors on paper mounted on panel in wood frame with brocade
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
35.91
Measurements
H: 6 15/16 x L: 23 3/4 in. (17.7 x 60.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Tibet (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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