ARTEFACTS

Vasudhara the Cowherd

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  • Nor rgyun ma ba lang rdzi
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  • Print
  • 19th century
  • Mineral pigment
  • Height: 21,2 cm / Width: 15 cm / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Leder/ Umlauff, Inv. Nr.: 35143
  • Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg
  • © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW
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This particular form of Vasudhara, seen on this coloured print, is known as Vasudhara the Cowherd (Tib. Nor rgyun ma ba lang rdzi). She stands upright on two treasure vases resting on a lotus flower. In her raised right hand, she holds a so-called pichula fruit, that is said to resemble a plum, and grasps the stem of a jewel ear of grain with her left hand. Her back leans against a bodhi tree. She is surrounded by a heard of wish-granting cows.
© Olaf Czaja
Vasudhara the Cowherd
/ Mongolia / 19th century / © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW

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