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Mandala of Vajrabhairava

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  • Thangka
  • 19th century
  • Pigment on cotton
  • Height: 113 cm / Width: 49 cm / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Hans Leder, Inv. Nr.: 3573
  • Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig
  • © Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig/ ÖAW
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This print possibly shows the thirteen-deity mandala of Vajrabhairava. Vajrabhairava with nine faces, thirty-four arms and sixteen legs is in the middle of this print. It seems that his entourage consisting of twelve pairs is placed on the border of the print. A group of seven dharmapalas is in the lower register. They are from the left to right: an unidentified deity, Mahasuvarna Vaishravana (or Vaishravana), Panjaranatha Mahakala, the six-armed Mahakala, Shridevi (??),Yama Dharmaraja in his Outer Realization and an unidentified deity. A monk with two attendants is on top of this print. To the left and right side are stupas.
© Olaf Czaja
Mandala of Vajrabhairava
/ Mongolia / 19th century / Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig / © Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig/ ÖAW

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