Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shri Heruka (Eight Pronouncements)

དཔལ་ཧེ་རུ་ཀ། སྒྲུབ་པ་བཀའ་བརྒྱད། 嘿噜嘎 (八大法)
(item no. 818)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma
Size 102.87x64.77cm (40.50x25.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1999.5.10
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Chemchog Heruka. At the upper left side is Humkara wearing a pandita hat and in a seated posture (identified by a name inscription).

At the top left is the Indian teacher Humkara. At the bottom right is Lha Chenpo (Shiva) with consort, red in colour. At the center is Maning Mahakala. On the left side is Chaturbhuja Mahakala with one face and four hands.

Jeff Watt 6-2003

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