Tibet, Dorje Legpa

16th century, Tibet, Dorje Legpa on lion, gilt copper alloy and pigment, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

16th century, Tibet, Dorje Legpa on lion, gilt copper alloy and pigment, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

18th century circa, Tibet, copper alloy with cold gold and red pigment, private collection.

18th century circa, Tibet, copper alloy with cold gold and red pigment, private collection.

This Tibetan wrathful deity, also known as Damcan or Dhamchen,  is a protector, guardian of sacred texts, and may be riding a lion or a goat. He has one face with three eyes and bared fangs, two hands (normally holding a thunderbolt and a human heart), two legs. He  wears a cloak and a helmet.

 

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