Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mahakala (Buddhist Protector) - Vyaghra-vahana (Riding a Tiger)

མ་ཧཱ་ཀཱ་ལ། ནག་པོ་ཆེན་པོ། 玛哈嘎拉
(item no. 86459)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Nyingma and Buddhist
Material Stone, Painted Face/Hair, Stone Inset: Turquoise
Collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Mahakala, Riding a Lion.

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Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Sculpture)