Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mahakala (Buddhist Protector) - Kakamukha (Raven-faced)

མ་ཧཱ་ཀཱ་ལ། ནག་པོ་ཆེན་པོ། 玛哈嘎拉
(item no. 89189)
Origin Location Bhutan
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Kagyu, Drukpa (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Size 70x50cm (27.56x19.69in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Black Background on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Animal-Feature

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Kakamukha Mahakala.

Tibetan Paintings by Hugo E. Kreijger (list of image plates)

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Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Faith & Empire - Art & Politics in Tibetan Buddhism

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Region: Bhutan, Protectors
Tradition: Drugpa Kagyu Main Page
Collection of Jucker (Tibetan Art)
Region: Bhutan, Main Page
Mahakala: Kakamukha (Raven/Crow-faced) Page
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Collection of RMA: Best of Collection 2