Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Chunda - (Four Arms)

(item no. 59702)
Origin Location Bhutan
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Kagyu, Drukpa (Kagyu, Bhutan) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description


"Chunda, white [with] one face and four hands. The first right [hand is in the gesture of] supreme generosity. The first left [holds] a white lotus with the Prajnaparamita book above it. The lower two hold a begging bowl above clasped [hands]. Having jewel ornaments and silk garments. Seated with the feet in the vajrasana [posture]." (Konchog Lhundrub, 1497-1557).

jeff Watt, 6-2006

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