The Treasury of Lives

Rubin Museum of Art

Tsangdram is a district-supressing temple founded by Songsten Gampo in the seventh century. The temple is placed upon the right hip of the mythical demoness that represents the Tibetan lanscape. 


Sørensen, Per K., and Guntram Hazod. 2005. Thundering falcon: an inquiry into the history and cult of Khra-ʹbrug Tibetʹs first Buddhist temple. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, pp. 50, 147, 184f, 206.


The Demoness of Tibet

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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