Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mahakala (Buddhist Protector) - Chaturbhuja (Four-hands)

མ་ཧཱ་ཀཱ་ལ། ནག་པོ་ཆེན་པོ། 玛哈嘎拉
(item no. 99623)
Origin Location Central Tibet
Date Range 1100 - 1199
Lineages Kadam
Size 19x15cm (7.48x5.91in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Publication: Tibetan Paintings
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Summary: This form of Mahakala can be either a protector deity (dharmapala) or a meditational deity (ishtadevata).

Interpretation / Description

Tibetan Paintings by Pratapaditya Pal (list of image plates)

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Publications
Publication: Tibetan Paintings

Thematic Sets
Mahakala: Chaturbhuja, Four-hands (Betapala)
Mahakala: Chaturbhuja, Four-hands Main Page
Mahakala: Chaturbhuja (Painting Masterworks)
Buddhist Protector: Mahakala Main Page