|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc.# P2000.19.3|
Hayagriva 'Secret Accomplishment' (Tibetan: tam drin sang drup, Eng.: Horse Neck); terrific deity of the Padma (Lotus) Family, manifestation of the wrathful activity of Buddha Amitabha, from the Terma (Treasure) Tradition of Kyergangpa, 12th century.
At the top center is the Buddha of Long-life, Amitayus, in sambhogakaya aspect. He is red in colour with one face and two hands, in the appearance of a peaceful deity 16 years of age, in the prime of youth. Resting in the palms of the hands is a long-life vase. He is adorned with a crown, jewels and silks, seated on a lotus blossom surrounded by blue and orange light.
At the left is Maharakta Ganapati, red in colour, with one face and twelve hands, dancing atop a rat. On the right is the power goddess Kurukulla, red, with one face and four hands holding a bow and arrow, hook and lasso.
At the bottom center is Begtse Chen, red in colour. On the left is Legden Mahakala, blue in colour and right is Shri Devi Magzor Gyalmo riding a mule.
Jeff Watt 4-2001