Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mahakala (Buddhist Protector) - Chaturbhuja (Four-hands)

མ་ཧཱ་ཀཱ་ལ། ནག་པོ་ཆེན་པོ། 玛哈嘎拉
(item no. 65164)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1300 - 1399
Lineages Buddhist
Size 43.82x17.15cm (17.25x6.75in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc. #C2002.33.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Summary: This form of Mahakala can be either a protector deity (dharmapala) or a meditational deity (ishtadevata).

Interpretation / Description

Sanskrit: Chaturbhuja Tibetan: Chag shi pa

Secondary Images
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Mahakala: Chaturbhuja, Four-hands Main Page
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