Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Yogambara (Buddhist Deity) - (Three Faces, Six Arms)

ནམ་མཁའི་རྣལ་འབྱོར། ནང་ལྷ། 瑜伽虚佛(佛教本尊)
(item no. 65465)
Origin Location Nepal
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Buddhist
Material Metal
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Semi-Peaceful

Gender: Male

TBRC: W25336

Interpretation / Description

Yogambara with consort.

"Yogambara, black [in colour], with three faces, black, white and red, and three eyes [each]. With six arms the first two [hands] hold a vajra and bell while embracing the mother. The remaining right [hands] caress the breast of the consort and hold an arrow. The left [hands] hold a skullcup and bowl. A jewel, crescent moon and vishvavajra adorn the black hair as an ornament, with a garland of five skulls and the Five Buddhas as a crown, having the six mudras, wearing a tiger skin [tied] loosely behind. Seated in the sattva posture [sattvasana], in the lap is the mother Jnana Dakini, white, with one face and two hands. The right hand holds a katvanga staff and the left a skullcup - embracing the father. Adorned with the five mudras." (bod brgyud nang bstan lha tshogs chen mo bshugs so, page 387-388).

Jeff Watt [updated 6-2019]

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Exhibition Appearances
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