Manuscript Invoking the Protective Goddess Paldan Lhamo

Text composed by Shakya Gelong Changra Tulku Choje Gewang of the Lhadan Choskhor Thubstan Ling Monastery

Made in Mongolia, Asia

c. 18th century

Black, red, and yellow inks on paper; silk cover

Book (closed, without blue wrapping textile): 3 1/8 x 7 7/8 x 5/8 inches (7.9 x 20 x 1.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Gift of Janet M. Roberts, 2003

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Mongolian-Buddhist books, like this hand-written example, frequently use a combination of the Tibetan and Sanskrit languages written in Tibetan dbU chen script. Here the size of the writing and the ink colors are intentionally varied to emphasize portions of the text that should be spoken louder or in unison, or to indicate when particular ritual actions accompany the recitation. The text of this manuscript invokes the goddess Paldan Lhamo.