Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Miscellaneous - Torana

པར་ཤིང་སྣང་བརྙན། སྣ་ཚོགས། 版画 (多种)
(item no. 66768)
Origin Location Tibet
Lineages Buddhist
Material Metal
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Torana: the missing centerpiece is likely to be the meditational deity Vajrayogini. At the top center is Heruka Chakrasamvara. The surrounding figures, some with animal faces, are the directional dakinis associated with the Tantric systems of Vajrayogini and Chakrasamvara.

Jeff Watt 2-2011

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Thematic Sets
Subject: Torana Main Page (Arch, Decorative Throne Back)
Collection: Dutch Collection