Three Long Life Sisters
Three Long Life Sisters
Three Long Life Sisters
Three Long Life Sisters
Three Long Life Sisters
Three Long Life Sisters
Three Long Life Sisters

Three Long Life Sisters


Artist
Mongolian (Mongolian)
Date
19th century
Medium
Pigments, gilding on sized cloth
Dimensions
Work : 3 3/8 x 8 3/4 x 1/4 in. (8.57 cm x 22.23 cm x 6 mm)
Credit Line
Gift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton
Object Number
2014.23.388.1.A-D

Label

This triptych depicts three of the five so-called Long Life Sisters. These deities originated as Tibetan nature spirits, and were later brought into the Buddhist pantheon as protectors and benefactors by Padmasambhava sometime around the 8th century CE. The white-skinned figure on the right is Tseringma. She rides on a snow lion and holds a vajra scepter and longevity vase in her hands. The green-skinned figure in the center is Tekar Drozangma. She rides on a blue dragon and holds a bunch of grass and a lasso in her hands. The gold-skinned figure on the left is Miyo Lozangma. She rides a tiger and holds offerings of food in her hands.




 

Object Type
Painting