Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Deity

(item no. 86930)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Nyingma
Size 24.13x16.19cm (9.50x6.38in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection The Brooklyn Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc. #BMA 72.28, Gift of William Nowell
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Wrathful Deity from the Nyingma 'Revealed Treasure Tradition'.

He is wrathful in appearance and red of colour, holding upraised in the right hand a pestle and extended outward in the left an eight-spoked weapon wheel. Various animals such as scorpions, tigers and wolves emante from the body as he stands surrounded by orange flames and black smoke.

Jeff Watt 3-2002

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Tradition: Nyingma Deity Paintings
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