Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Gomba (right), Masur Lhamo (left) and their wives

There are 21 of these Bowa who dance with Yama, ruler of the nether world. At right is Gombo, chief of the demon band, a manifestation of the Indian god Siva. Next to him stands his wife, Gombo Nyon. Masur Lhamo is at the left and his wife Lhamo Nyon stands between him and Gombo Nyon.As photographed in Choni monastery, Gansu, 1925 by Joseph Rock

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