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Mahakala with Six Arms

  • Зургаан гарт / мутарт Их хар / Махгал / Гомбо / Jurgaan gart / mutart Ix xar / Maxgal / Gombo
  • ǰirγuγan γar-tu Yeke qar-a Maqaγala
  • mGon po phyag drug
  • Ṣaḍbuja Mahākāla
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  • Thangka
  • 19th century
  • Pigment on cotton
  • Height: 60 cm / Width: 33 cm / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Hans Leder, Inv. Nr.: 57103
  • Néprajzi Múzeum Budapest
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The six-armed Mahakala has a body of dark blue complexion. In his principal pair of hands, he holds a curved knife and skullcup. In the second pair, he grasps a rosary and a trident, and with his last a small ritual drum and a snare. He trembles on the deity Ganapati.
© Olaf Czaja
Mahakala with Six Arms
/ Mongolia / 19th century

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