figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Painted sacred clay figure of the goddess Lha-mo, also known as Sridevi or Kaladevi, a Dharmapala, or protector of the dharma, riding sideways on a mule. The flesh areas are painted blue, she carries a trident in her left hand and a skull cup in her left, and is surrounded by flames. She has a third eye and wears a crown. A Tibetan inscription reading: 'dpal ldan lha mo' identifies the wrathful female deity represented.

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