Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - Hala Hala Lokeshvara

སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས། 观音菩萨
(item no. 59734)
Origin Location Bhutan
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Hala Hala Lokeshvara.

"Lord of the World Hala Hala, with three faces and six hands. The body and main face are white, the right blue, the left yellow and each has three eyes. With six hands, the three right hold, [the gesture of] supreme generosity, a bead garland and an arrow; the three left, touching the breast of a goddess of [the] desire [realm] sitting upon the knee, a white lotus stem with three branches and a bow. With a skull garland and half moon as a crown. Wearing jewel ornaments and a tiger skin as a lower garment. Seated in a precious cave in the lalitasana [posture]. At the right side is a snake coiled around a trident. At the left, resting above a lotus is a flower filled skullcup." (Konchog Lhundrub, 1497-1557).

Jeff Watt, 6-2006

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