The Dog-headed (Tsam figure)

  • Нохой тэргүүт / Нохой нигүүрт / Чидон / Noxoi tergüüt / Noxoi nigüürt / Čidon
  • Noqai terigütü / Noqai nigürtü
  • Khyi gdong
  • Tsam figure
  • Wood
  • Height: 23 cm / Width: not filled / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Leder/ Umlauff, Inv. Nr.: 33499
  • Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg
  • © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW
The Dog-Headed Dākinī (T. srin mo khyi gdong) or Dog-headed Raksasi is originally a red dog-headed female demon. In Mongolia, the dog-headed (Čidon, T. khyi gdong) is the lord of Bayanjürx Mountain which is situated East of Ulaanbaatar. In the revived dance of Jüün xüree Daščoilin Monastery she stands on the East edge of the dance field, but does not participate in the dance. The wooden figure of this collection has black head and has black robes with a belt. She wears a cape-like piece of clothing. Her attributes are missing. She raises her right hand. She is in standing pose. Her mouth is open. She has golden accessories. She wears black Mongolian boots. She stands on a grey base. K.T.
© Krisztina Telek
The Dog-headed (Tsam figure)
/ Mongolia / © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW