|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc. #C2002.35.4|
Dombi Heruka, Mahasiddha (Tibetan: drup tob dom bi pa): the Indian master of Tantric methods from the group of 84 famous mahasiddhas. He was a principle student of Virupa.
This painting along with Saraha (#65204) belong to a set of seven paintings portraying all 84 great Indian Adepts. The central painting is of Buddha Vajradhara surrounded by 10 adepts. To the right side of Vajradhara are three paintings with central subjects Virupa, Shavaripa and Luipa looking towards Vajradhara, each surrounded by 12, 11 and 11 adepts respectively. On the left side are the central subjects Dombi Heruka, Saraha and Naropa again looking towards Vajradhara, surrounded by 12, 11 and 11 adepts respectively. The total of all adepts including the central figures, excluding Vajradhara, comes to 84 Indian Adepts.
Jeff Watt 4-2004
Reverse of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: Left first.
Wylie Transliteration of Inscription: g.yon dang po.