MediumIncense paste and pigments
DimensionsWork : 18 x 15 x 7 in. (45.72 x 38.1 x 17.78 cm)
Credit LineGift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton
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.