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Mahakala, Protector of the Tent

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Mahakala, the fierce emanation of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, is one of the most popular guardians in the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon. Select the hotspots on the right to zoom in on the cloth.

Mahakala, the fierce emanation of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, is one of the most popular guardians in the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon. Select the hotspots on the right to zoom in on the cloth.

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Mahakala, Protector of the Tent, ca. 1500
Central Tibet, Sakya Order
Tangka, gouache on cotton
Gift of Zimmerman Family Collection, 2012 (2012.444.4)