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Lhamo And The Goddesses of the Seasons

18th century

Object Place: Tibet/Mongolia


101 x 72 cm (39 3/4 x 28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Distemper on cotton. Opaque watercolor and gold on cotton mounted with silk broacades, in panel format

Not On View





Painting with decorative borders, mounted on support panel. Would have originally been in thangka format.

Blue-skinned Pelden Lhamo rides a buff-colored mule through billowing smoke and flames. She carries a staff and a skull cup. Above at center is Amitayus, with a blue-skined wrathful goddess on horse or mule at left and yellow wrathfull goddess on deer at right. In lower left corner is red-skinned wrathfull goddess on buffalo. In lower right is blue-skined one on camel. Central figure is accompanied by a blue figure wearing an animal head (?) on the left and a similar red figure on right.


1906, gift of the James Fund, the Abbott Lawrence Fund and the Otic Norcross Fund to the MFA. (Accession Date: Novemver 8, 1906)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund, Abbott Lawrence Fund and Otis Norcross Fund