Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - Amoghapasha (Unfailing Lasso)

སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས། 观音菩萨
(item no. 65005)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Sakya and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.#C2001.2.1
Painting School Gyangtse
Notes about the Central Figure

Alternate Names: Lokeshvara Avalokita Lokanata Lokanatha Mahakarunika

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Amoghapasha, Yellow (Tibetan: don yo shag pa serpo. English: Unfailing Lasso), a manifestation of Avalokiteshvara; accompanied by a retinue of four deities.

At the upper left of the central figure is Red Hayagriva, male, wrathful in appearance with four hands. Below that is the male attendant Rakta Amoghapasha, red in colour, peaceful in appearance and having four hands. At the right side is Ekajati, female, wrathful, blue-black in colour with one face and eight hands. Below that is the female attendant Brikuti, peaceful with four hands.

Jeff Watt 2-2002

Secondary Images
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Thematic Sets
Buddhist Deity: Amoghapasha Religious Context
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art (RMA): Main Page
Buddhist Deity: Avalokiteshvara Masterworks (Painting)
Buddhist Deity: Amoghapasha Main Page
Buddhist Deity: Amoghapasha Five Deity
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Avalokita (Painting)
Buddhist Deity: Amoghapasha (Paintings)
Buddhist Deity: Amoghapasha (Two Arms)
Buddhist Deity: Amoghapasha (Masterworks)
Painting Style: Gyantse Scroll Paintings
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Avalokiteshvara Page (Painting Masterworks)