Chakrasamvara (Buddhist Deity)
(item no. 90714)


1800 - 1899

Gelug, Sakya and Kagyu Lineages

Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton

Collection of Tibet House, New York

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Chakrasamvara (Tibetan: khor lo dem chog. English: the Wheel of Supreme Bliss). The foremost tutelary deity of the Wisdom-mother classification of Anuttarayoga Tantra.

Tibetan: Khor lo dem chog

Semi-wrathful in appearance, with four faces and twelve hands, in the first pair he holds a vajra and bell embracing the consort Vajravarahi, red in colour. Holding various objects and adorned with wrathful vestments he stands atop the figures Bhairava and Kalagni, a sun disc and lotus seat surrounded by the orange flames of wisdom fire. At the sides stand four attendant dakinis, green, red, black and yellow, each with one face and four hands, encircled by the flames.

Jeff Watt 2-2000

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Collection of Tibet House: New York (Repatriation)
Tradition: Gelug Deity Paintings
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Tradition: Sakya Deity Paintings
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