Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Worldly Protector (Buddhist) - Drala Brothers (Nine)

འཇིག་རྟེན་པའི་ལྷ། ནང་ལྷ། 世俗的神(佛教)
(item no. 91008)
Origin Location Mongolia
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma
Size 38.10x27.94cm (15x11in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Warrior

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Dralha (Enemy God): with one face and two hands he holds a riding crop in the upraised right and the reins with the left. Dressed in the garb of a warrior with a spear, sword, bow and arrow, he rides atop a white horse accompanied by eight horseman. At the top center is the wrathful bodhisattva Vajrapani, blue, with one face and two hands, surrounded by flames of wisdom. Wild animals and offerings are gathered below.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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