Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Guhyasamaja (Buddhist Deity) - Akshobhyavajra

གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ། 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
(item no. 46)
Origin Location Central Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Gelug
Size 80.01x59.69cm (31.50x23.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1994.3.5
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Semi-Peaceful

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:W25350

Interpretation / Description

Akshobhyavajra, Guhyasamaja (Tibetan: mi kyo dor je, sang wa du pa. English: the Unshakeable Scepter, Secret Assembly): principle deity of the Father (Method) classification of Anuttarayoga Tantra.

Peaceful in appearance, with a stern expression, blue in colour, he has three faces and six hands, embracing the consort. Lineage teachers are seated above and along the sides are retinue deities from the mandala of the principal figure.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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Tradition: Gelug Deity Paintings
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 6
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