Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mahakala (Buddhist Protector) - Vyaghra-vahana (Riding a Tiger)

མ་ཧཱ་ཀཱ་ལ། ནག་པོ་ཆེན་པོ། 玛哈嘎拉
(item no. 65192)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Sakya, Ngor (Sakya) and Buddhist
Size 66.68x49.53cm (26.25x19.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Black Background on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc. #C2002.38.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

(See HAR #12146).

Secondary Images
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Thematic Sets
Mahakala: Vyaghra Vahana (Riding a Tiger)
Buddhist Protector: Mahakala Main Page
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art (RMA): Main Page
Collection of RMA: Black Ground Masterworks
Subject: Tiger Imagery
Collection of RMA: Ngor Style Paintings
Subject: Ngor Masterworks
Mahakala: Vyagrha-vahana Masterworks