London, South Kensington
12 May 2015
A THANGKA DEPICTING SHADBHUJA MAHAKALA
The six-armed deity is depicted in a striding posture, trampling upon Ganapati, surrounded by a mass of blazing flames. He holds various attributes in his hands, including a vajra, a skull cup, a damaru and an outstretched elephant skin. He bears a fearsome expression on his face and his waist is draped with a tiger skin. Akshobhya is seated above to the centre, with two groups of lamas to either side. There are further deities encircling the central figure amongst hellish scenes.
25 ¼ in. x 37 3/8 in. (64 cm. x 95 cm.), framed and glazed
The collection of Cheng Huan, Q.C., S.C.
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