Sino-Tibetan gilt and painted bronze figure of the Goddess Palden Lhamo (Sridevi), protectress of the Dalai and Panchen Lamas, seated side-saddle on her mule. The bronze is cast in two parts upon an oval base with modeled lotus petals. A headdress of severed heads, above her characteristic three bulging eyes, accents her flaming blue hair. She wears a tiered necklace, large earrings, and windswept sashes around her shoulder. A small sword is tucked beneath her left arm and her right arm is upraised and holds the handle of an axe. The head of the axe and a bronze cup are embedded in the base. Across her waist is a skin loincloth. 12" high by 8" across. 19th century. One skull in the headdress appears to be missing. From the estate of William A. Scott, Kansas City, Missouri.