Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Hayagriva (Buddhist Deity) - Heruka (Eight Pronouncements)

རྟ་མགྲིན། ནང་ལྷ། 马头明王(佛教本尊)
(item no. 91004)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Nyingma
Size 32.39x24.77cm (12.75x9.75in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Hayagriva, Heruka (Tibetan: ta mdrin, drag thung. English: Horse-necked One): wrathful, dark red in colour, with three faces and six hands, embracing the the consort; surrounde by orange flames. At the bottom center is the special protector Begtse Chen, red, with one face and two hands holding a sword and heart.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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