Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Kurukulla (Buddhist Deity) - Four Armed

ཀུ་རུ་ཀུ་ལེ། ནང་ལྷ། 作明佛母(佛教本尊)
(item no. 16783)
Origin Location Tibet
Lineages Buddhist
Material Metal, Mercuric Gild
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Semi-Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

[54] Oddiyana Vinirgata Kurukulla. "Kurukulla with a body red in colour, one face and four hands. The first two hold an utpala bow and arrow. The lower right, a red utpala acting as a hook. The lower left, a red utpala with a blood filled skullcup above. Having three eyes and bared fangs. Brown hair bristling upwards. Having a crown of dry human skulls and a necklace of fifty fresh. Adorned with bone ornaments [and] wearing a lower garment of tiger skin. Standing with the left leg extended in a half posture - dancing manner."

Jeff Watt 9-2019

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