Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mandala of Kurukulla (Buddhist Deity) - Four Armed

ཀུ་རུ་ཀུ་ལེ། ནང་ལྷ། 作明佛母(佛教本尊)
(item no. 89465)
Origin Location Central Tibet
Date Range 1300 - 1399
Lineages Sakya and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Painting School Ngor
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Semi-Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

Kurukulla Fifteen Deity Mandala: a power deity of the anuttarayoga classification arising from the Hevajra Tantra. From a set of forty-two mandalas, as described in the Vajravali Sanskrit text of Abhayakaragupta, commissioned in honour of Lama Dampa Sonam Gyaltsen.

Jeff Watt 11-2002

Nor, Peintures du Monasterie de Nor (list of image plates)

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Buddhist Deity: Kurukulla Masterworks
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Mandalas: Sakya Tradition
Buddhist Deity: Kurukulla (Mandalas)
Painting Set: Vajravali (Lama Dampa Set)
Mandalas: Cemeteries on the Outside
Buddhist Deity: Kurukulla Art History
Buddhist Deity: Kurukulla (Compendium Texts)
Subject: Deity Colours - Red (Powerful Activities)