Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mahottara Heruka (Buddhist Deity)

ཆེ་མཆོག་ཧེ་རུ་ཀ། 嘿噜嘎 (八大法)
(item no. 91079)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma
Size 77.47x49.53cm (30.50x19.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Mahottara: the many headed, many armed deity arising out of the simple form with three faces and six hands; surrounded by deities and buddhas.

Jeff Watt 10-2000

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