Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Hayagriva (Buddhist Deity)

རྟ་མགྲིན། ནང་ལྷ། 马头明王(佛教本尊)
(item no. 13864)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1300 - 1399
Lineages Kagyu and Buddhist
Material Metal, Mercuric Gild
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

[74] Shri Hayagriva. Shri Hayagriva, [with] a body red in colour, three faces and eight hands. The main face is red and smiling, the right blue with the tongue curled and the left white, biting the lower lip with the eye-teeth. Each face has three eyes. The four right [hands] hold, a vajra, stick, blossoming lotus and an arrow. The four left, a wrathful [gesture], the left breast, a lotus and bow. With yellow hair bristling upwards, ornaments of snake and a lower garment of tiger skin. Standing in a manner with the left leg extended. (Extracted from the text 'A Lamp Removing Obscurations' by Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrub).

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Buddhist Deity: Hayagriva Main Page
Tibet: Densatil (Deities - Miscellaneous)
Tibet: Densatil Monastery Style Sculpture
Collection: Sotheby's (Paris. June, 2023)