Himalayan Art Resources

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

མ་ཧཱ་ཀཱ་ལ། ནག་པོ་ཆེན་པོ། 玛哈嘎拉
(item no. 99634)
Origin Location Central Tibet
Date Range 1300 - 1399
Lineages Kagyu
Size 51.50x46cm (20.28x18.11in)
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)

Related Items
Publication: Tibetan Paintings

Thematic Sets
Mahakala: Chaturbhuja (Painting Masterworks)
Buddhist Protector: Mahakala Main Page
Mahakala: Chaturbhuja, Four-hands (Betapala)
Tradition: Kagyu, Enlightened Protectors
Mahakala - Chaturbhuja (Single Form)
Mahakala: Chaturbhuja, Four-hands Main Page