Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Direction Guardian (Buddhist Deity) - Virudhaka (South)

རྒྱལ་ཆེན་རིགས་བཞི། 四大天王
(item no. 66410)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Red Background on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Virudhaka, Guardian King (Maharaja). (See HAR #11411).

Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: [each figure has a Tibetan name inscription]

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