MediumPigments, gilding on sized cloth
DimensionsWork : 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 x 5/8 in. (10.8 x 8.57 x 1.59 cm)
Credit LineGift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton
There are multiple origin stories for Magzor Gyalmo, which combine elements borrowed from various ancient Indian and indigenous Himalayan goddess myths. She appears to have been one of the most popular subjects in Mongolian Buddhist art during the 19th century, and images of her can be found in a wide variety of genres, including paintings, prints, textiles, sculptures and votive tablets.