About this object

Lacquered copper statue of Buddhist protector and guardian of Lhasa, Palden Lhamo on her mule mounted on a lake of blood base. She is accompanied by the crocodile-headed dakini Makaravaktra who dances alongside her mule.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: Mongolia
  • Date made
    18th Century
  • Materials
    Copper; Pigment; Lacquer
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of H. G. Beasley
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1939 before
  • Measurements
    275 mm x 215 mm x 128 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: This figure is either from North-Eastern Tibet or more likely Mongolia, where the painting of statues is particularly popular. Written by Emma Martin.
  • Related people
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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