|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Material||Ground: Textile Image, Applique|
|Collection||Carolyn and Wesley Halpert|
Vajrakila (Tibetan: dor je pur ba. English: the Vajra Peg): from the Eight Entrustments of the Mahayoga Tantra class of the Nyingma School.
Wrathful, dark blue in colour, with three faces, he has three eyes on each face and a wide gaping mouth. The main pair of hands raised to the heart roll a peg between the palms and embrace the consort Diptachakra. The two right hands hold gold vajras and the upper left performs a wrathful gesture and the lower holds a trident. Both are attired in wrathful vestments, animal and human skins, standing atop the prone forms of Ishvara and Uma.
Jeff Watt 4-2000