|Origin Location||Eastern Tibet|
|Date Range||1700 - 1799|
|Lineages||Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art|
Akshobhyavajra, Guhyasamaja (Tibetan: mi kyo dor je, sang wa du pa. English: the Unshakeable Vajra, Secret Assembly). The chief meditational deity of the Father (method) classification of Anuttarayoga Tantra, surrounded by eight attendant retinue deities. This composition belongs to a much larger set of paintings depicting the twenty-seven special deities of the Kagyu Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism as it came down through the Karma kagyu sub-school.
Jeff Watt 5-2000