|Date Range||1600 - 1699|
|Lineages||Sakya, Ngor (Sakya) and Buddhist|
|Material||Red Background on Cotton|
Kurukulla: Five Deity Kurukulla in the tradition of Dombi Heruka as transmitted through the Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
Kurukulla can be  her own entity,  an emanation of Tara or  an emanation of Hevajra.
"...the Goddess Kurukulla, with a body red in colour, one face and four arms. The first two hands hold an utpala bow and arrow drawn to the ear. The lower right holds a hook that subdues the Three Worlds, the lower left an utpala noose; with short fangs, the face is slightly smiling and slightly angry, with three eyes and adorned with two beautiful breasts, having the youthful form of sixteen years, with brown hair flowing upwards, adorned with five skulls having the nature of the Five Families as a crown, a necklace of fifty fresh heads and five ornaments of bone, wearing a tiger skin as a lower garment, standing on a human corpse with the head turned to the left, with the left leg extended. The toes of the right are placed on the thigh, as in a half vajra [posture] dancing manner, dwelling in the midst of a beautiful circle of sun rays, visible, but not solid, like the form of illusion." (Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrub (1497-1557). sGrub Thabs Kun bTus, vol.8, folios 528-555).
"Culmination of the pristine awareness and compassion of all conquerors, Well arising as the bliss-emptiness - Goddess of Power, Controlling all beings of the three realms with a charming form; Homage to the Dakini." (Nyingma liturgical verse).
Jeff Watt 8-2005 [updated 9-2014, 4-2017]
Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: [Name inscriptions for each figure]