|Date Range||1200 - 1299|
|Lineages||Sakya and Buddhist|
|Material||Stone, Painted Face/Hair|
|Collection||The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
At the upper left id Bhutadamara Vajrapani. At the lower left s Copper Knife Mahakala. At the upper right side is Ekajati. At the lower right is Shri Devi Dudsolma.
"...the great Vajra Mahakala, blazing, with one face, two hands, in the right a curved knife and the left a skullcup filled with blood, held above and below the heart. Held across the middle of the two arms is the 'Gandhi of Emanation.' With three eyes, bared fangs, yellow hair flowing upward, a crown of five dry human skulls and a necklace of fifty wet, blood dripping; adorned with six bone ornaments and snakes; having a lower garment of tiger skin; flowing with pendants and streamers of various silks; in a posture dwarfish and thick, standing above a corpse. To the right is a black crow, left a black dog, behind a wolf, in front a black man, above a garuda, emanations of messengers issue forth, with Akshobhya as a crown, standing in the middle of blazing fire of pristine awareness." (Konchog Lhundrub, 1497-1557).
Jeff Watt 2-2019
Mahakala: Panjarnata, Lord of the Pavilion (Main Page)
Mahakala: Panjarnata Masterworks (Sculpture)
Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Sculpture)
Mahakala: Panjarnata Iconography