Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Vajrabhairava (Buddhist Deity) - with consort

རྡོ་རྗེ་འཇིགས་འབྱེད། 金刚大威德(佛教本尊)
(item no. 89191)
Origin Location Central Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug
Size 76.50x47.50cm (30.12x18.70in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line, Black Background on Cotton
Collection Publication: Tibetan Painting, The Jucker Collection
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Animal-Feature

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Vajrabhairava, Ekavira (Solitary Hero) surrounded by retinue figures.

At the top center is the primordial Buddha Vajradhara, blue in colour. Immediately to the right and left are two Sakya 'Khon' Lamas likely to be Dagchen Kunga Lodro and Tuchen Wangdu Nyingpo.

At the bottom center is the protector deity Yama Dharmaraja along with Chamunda standing on a blue-grey buffalo.

Jeff Watt 3-2011

Tibetan Paintings by Hugo E. Kreijger (list of image plates)


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