Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Bhrikuti

(item no. 59701)
Origin Location Bhutan
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Drukpa (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Interpretation / Description

Arya Bhrikuti (Tib.: pag pa tro nyer chen ma).

Bhrikuti, [with] a body yellow in colour, one face and four hands. The right [two hold the gesture of] supreme generosity and a garland. The left, a stick and water pot. Wearing the hair as a crown. Slightly wrathful and [slightly] peaceful. Seated in the vajrasattva asana [posture]. (Konchog Lhindrub, 1497-1557)

Jeff Watt 6-2006

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