The Treasury of Lives

The Demoness of Tibet

Source: Tibet; Late 19th/early 20th century
Pigments on cloth
Rubin Museum of Art
C2006.1.1 (HAR 65719)

The Demoness of Tibet is a close copy of a well-known image located in the Tibet Museum in Lhasa. The landscape of Tibet is shown as the mythical demoness of Tibetan legend. Important Buddhist temples and monasteries are located across her body, spanning from the Ngari region in the west to Kham in the east. 

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