Magzor Gyalmo
Magzor Gyalmo
Magzor Gyalmo
Magzor Gyalmo
Magzor Gyalmo
Magzor Gyalmo
Magzor Gyalmo
Magzor Gyalmo

Magzor Gyalmo


Artist
Mongolian (Mongolian)
Date
18th century
Medium
Incense paste and pigments
Dimensions
Work : 18 x 15 x 7 in. (45.72 x 38.1 x 17.78 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton
Object Number
2014.23.314

Label

Many Buddhist sculptures are consecrated by placing holy texts or objects inside them. Consecrated sculptures are believed to contain the spirit of the deity they depict. This sculpture of Magzor Gyalmo has two cavities in the back of the deity’s head and torso that contain unidentified consecration materials and are sealed with sacred characters written in Sanskrit. 


Object Type
Sculpture
Academic Themes
Children and Families