Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mahakala (Buddhist Protector) - Shadbhuja (Six-hands, Shangpa)

མ་ཧཱ་ཀཱ་ལ། ནག་པོ་ཆེན་པོ། 玛哈嘎拉
(item no. 91088)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Uncertain
Size 49.53x35.56cm (19.50x14in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Shadbhuja, Mahakala (Tibetan: nag po chen po, chag drug pa. English: the Great Black One with Six Hands): surrounded by five retinue figures with the buddha Akshobhya at the top.

Jeff Watt 10-2000

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