Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mahottara Heruka (Buddhist Deity) - (3 Faces)

ཆེ་མཆོག་ཧེ་རུ་ཀ། 嘿噜嘎 (八大法)
(item no. 194)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Nyingma
Size 66.36x47.63cm (26.13x18.75in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1997.12.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Shri Vishuddha Heruka. Of the three teachers at the top center Karma Lingpa sits on the left side holding a gold 'terma' casket in the left hand. On the right side is Choje wearing a red and blue cap.

Jeff Watt 8-2011

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Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 2
Tradition: Nyingma Deity Paintings
Buddhist Deity: Mahottara Heruka (Chemchog)
Subject: Guhyagarbha Tantra (Peaceful & Wrathful Deities)