Himalayan Art Resources

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

མ་ཧཱ་ཀཱ་ལ། ནག་པོ་ཆེན་པོ། 玛哈嘎拉
(item no. 59398)
Origin Location Nepal
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Buddhist
Size 45.72x36.20cm (18x14.25in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection The Norton Simon Museum
Catalogue # F.1983.26.P
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

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