Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mahakala (Buddhist Protector) - Shadbhuja (Six-hands, Shangpa)

མ་ཧཱ་ཀཱ་ལ། ནག་པོ་ཆེན་པོ། 玛哈嘎拉
(item no. 700065)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Shangpa Kagyu
Size 31.75cm (12.50in) high
Material Bronze
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P2000.30.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Mahakala, Shadbhuja.

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Mahakala: Shadbhuja [Shangpa] Page (Six-hands)
Mahakala: Shadbhuja (Legs Straight, Shangpa)
Subject: Wrathful Appearance (Iconography List)
Sculpture: Metal
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Sculpture (Gallery 2)
Buddhist Protector: Mahakala, Shadbhuja (Sculpture)
Mahakala: Shadbhuja (Sculpture Masterworks)
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Sculpture (Gallery 3)
Collection of RMA: Selected Sculpture
Buddhist Protector: Mahakala Masterworks Page