Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mahottara Heruka (Buddhist Deity)

ཆེ་མཆོག་ཧེ་རུ་ཀ། 嘿噜嘎 (八大法)
(item no. 90530)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Mahottara, Heruka: the supreme combined deity of the Eight Herukas (Tibetan: ka gye) surrounded by wrathful deities. Lama figures and bodhisattvas are seated above. At the bottom corners are the Four Guardian Kings of the Directions.

Jeff Watt 5-2000

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