Himalayan Art Resources

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

མ་ཧཱ་ཀཱ་ལ། ནག་པོ་ཆེན་པོ། 玛哈嘎拉
(item no. 3313680)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Nyingma and Buddhist
Size 78x63.50cm (30.71x25in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Museum der Kulturen, Basel
Catalogue # acc. #W.lld13680.R0005
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

Sanskrit: Chaturbhuja Tibetan: Chag shi pa

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