Dharmapala Thangka CentreSchool of Thangka Painting

5.24 Paramasukha Chakrasamvara [2]

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The original thangka in Nepalese style dates back to the the 13th / 14th century.

This Thangka depicts the Paramasukha Chakrasamvara and his consort, Vajravarahi, together with the deities who form their sacred assembly [mandala]. The fourheaded, twelve armed Chakrasamvara embraces Vajravarahi as he claps he thunderbolt scepter [vajra] and the ritual bell [ghanta]. His other arms hold the skin of an elephant, hand drum [damaru], ritual chopper, three ceremonial staffs, skull cup, noose, and head of the Hindu god Brahma. Kalaratri and Bhairava are trampled underfoot.

Both central figures are adorned with the white bone ornaments and the necklaces of skulls and severed heads traditionally worn by wrathful Esoteric Buddist deities.

The four faces of Shamvara are [from right to left] yellow, dark blue, green and red.

His partner, Vajravarahi, is an appealing red color. Her hair is black and she wears the finest gossamer strands of carved white bone in her girdle, as well as in her bracelets and anklets.

Several elements in the work inidicate a date in the first half of the 14th century. As in alomost all thirteenth- und fourteenth century Nepalese style paintings, the outer registers are set off by by narrow yellow bands. They show the eight cremanation of the iconography of wrathful deities.

Measurements: 16.1 x 19.7" | 41 x 50 cm
Price: on request
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany or Nepal
Color: Color Version
Material: Natural Stone Colors