Indian and Himalayan Art
Sakya Lamas in Heavy Robes with Lam-dre LineageMade in Tibet, Asia
Sakya, c. 15th century
Artist/maker unknown, Tibetan
Colors on cloth
1970-198-2Purchased with the New Members Fund, 1970
LabelThese four lamas wear heavy cloaks that drape elegantly over their shoulders and bunch warmly about their folded legs. Each robe is made of patterned Chinese brocade. Both the small blue deity in the middle at the bottom (Mahakala) and the red-colored goddess above him (Sarvabuddhadakini) are considered special protectors of the Sakya order of Tibetan Buddhism.
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