|Origin Location||Eastern Tibet|
|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Lineages||Nyingma and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art|
Wrathful Heruka Deity from the Nyingma 'Revealed Treasure' Tradition. This composition belongs to a nine painting set depicting a version of the Eight Prouncement Deities (ka gye).
Fearsome in appearance, dark blue in colour, he has three faces and six hands, the first pair holding a curved knife and skullcup - embracing the consort. Atop various figures, a sun disc and multi-coloured lotus flower he is encircled by twists and coils of red flame. Numerous attendant wrathful figures hover in the surrounding sky.
At the top are various lamas, deities, a Buddha and Padmasambhava. At the bottom center is a wrathful protector with one face and two hands.
Jeff Watt 5-2000