Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mahakala (Buddhist Protector) - Chaturbhuja (Four-hands)

མ་ཧཱ་ཀཱ་ལ། ནག་པོ་ཆེན་པོ། 玛哈嘎拉
(item no. 30525)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Summary: This form of Mahakala can be either a protector deity (dharmapala) or a meditational deity (ishtadevata).

Interpretation / Description

Related Items
Publication: Tibet, Tradition & Change

Thematic Sets
Mahakala - Chaturbhuja (Single Form)
Mahakala: Chaturbhuja (Painting Masterworks)
Buddhist Protector: Mahakala (Video Transcript)
Mahakala: Chaturbhuja, Four-hands Main Page
Collection: Private 32
Publication: Tibet, Tradition & Change (Painting)
Mahakala: Chaturbhuja Iconography
Buddhist Protector: Mahakala Religious Context