Tibet, Sitatapatra

18th century, Tibet, Sitatapatra, gilt copper alloy and pigment, private collection.

18th century, Tibet, Sitatapatra, gilt copper alloy and pigment, private collection, photo by Bonhams.

Sitatapatra, The White Parasol, is a buddha emanation. Here she is represented with three main faces with three eyes, topped with a stack of 1000 buddha heads, with a row of 10 buddha heads in the centre, 1000 hands, two main hands holding an umbrella and a wheel, two main feet and what is meant to represent 1000 feet. She is adorned with jewellery and wears a multi-layered gown. The faces are painted with cold gold and the hair with lapis lazuli powder, in the Tibetan fashion.

Same as above, from the Ford collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

Same as above, from the Ford collection, Tibet or China, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

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