ARTEFACTS

Ushnishavijaya

  • Бизъяа / Жүгдэрнамжил(маа) / Bijiyaa / £ügder namǰil(maa)
  • Usnis-a bicaya
  • gTsug tor rnam rgyal ma
  • Uṣṇīṣavijayā
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  • Tsakli (ritual card)
  • 19th century
  • Mineral pigment
  • Height: 6,6 cm / Width: 5,3 cm / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Leder/ Umlauff, Inv. Nr.: 35053
  • Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg
  • © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW
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The white Ushnishavijaya has three faces and eight arms. Her principal face is white, the right is yellow and the left is blue. She holds a double vajra with her first right hand in front of her heart. The second right hand lifts a lotus flower with a small image of Buddha Amitabha. With the third, right hand, she grasps an arrow. He remaining hand on the right displays the gesture of granting. Holding a vajra snare, she threatens with her first left hand. With her second left hand, she carries a bow, while showing the gesture of giving refuge with her third left hand and holding a flask filled ambrosia of immortality with her fourth left hand.
© Olaf Czaja
Ushnishavijaya
/ Mongolia / 19th century / © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW

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