Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Vajrapani (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)

ཕྱག་ན་རྡོ་རྗེ། 金刚手菩萨
(item no. 90008)
Origin Location Western Tibet
Date Range 1100 - 1199
Lineages Uncertain
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Navin Kumar
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Vajrapani (Tibetan: chan na dor je. English: the Vajra Sceptre Holder), dark blue, with three faces, blue, white and red. With six hands, two hold upraised to the sides a vajra and bell. The remaining two pairs of hands hold two snakes. The heads of the snakes are being crushed by the mouths of the three heads of Vajrapani.

A religious figure sits at the bottom left wearing a yellow robe and a broad rimmed yellow hat and on the right a monk sits in a kneeling posture with the hands clasped in prayer.

Jeff Watt 4-2000

Related Items
Thematic Sets
Painting Style: Western Tibetan
Collection of Navin Kumar Gallery (Painting Masterworks)
Painting Style: Indian (11th to 13th century)
Collection of Navin Kumar Gallery: Painting