Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Humkara (Buddhist Deity)

ཧུཾ་མཛད་ཀ་ར། ནང་ལྷ། 大威红胜金刚(佛教本尊)
(item no. 59707)
Origin Location Bhutan
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Vajra Humkara (Tib.: dor je hung dze).

"Humkara, black [with] one face and two hands. Holding a vajra and bell to the heart in his own gesture. Having slightly bared fangs and three eyes. Yellow hair bristling upwards. Adorned with jewels and snakes. Having a lower garment of tiger skin. Standing in a manner with the left leg extended subduing Bhairava." (Konchog Lhundrub, 1497-1557).

Jeff Watt, 6-2006

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