Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Kurukulla (Buddhist Deity) - Four Armed

ཀུ་རུ་ཀུ་ལེ། ནང་ལྷ། 作明佛母(佛教本尊)
(item no. 76006)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Sakya and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Newark Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Semi-Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

Kurukulla, Ganapati and Takkiraja belonging to the group known as the Three Great Red Ones of the Sakya Thirteen Golden Dharmas. At the top center is Amitabha Buddha with Bhutadamara Vajrapani on the viewer's left and Chakrasamvara on the right.

At the bottom left are the Seven Jewels of Royalty and on the right side is a Tibetan teacher receiving various offerings.

Jeff Watt, 10-2010

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Buddhist Deity: Kurukulla Masterworks
Buddhist Deity: Kurukulla Main Page
Subject: Thirteen Golden Dharmas of Sakya
Collection of Newark Museum (Painting)