Curious about this white mahakala yab yum

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Re: Curious about this white mahakala yab yum

Post by PeterC » Thu May 10, 2018 7:17 am

lelopa wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 6:58 am
very special here f.e.:
the Yum has the kapala in the right hand.......
Ganesh is on top.......
I was thinking the same. It could be a very obscure Gelugpa lineage but the combination of those figures and others (e.g. a two-armed Kurukulle, one of the four heavenly kings, a green Tara, etc.) seems odd and doesn't fit with my recollection of that particular Mahakala.

It could of course just be a thangka for personal practice that someone has commissioned with a lot of their personal practices on it. I know a few lamas who have such thangkas and indeed I've commissioned one like that for myself before.

Is there a source/age for the image in question? That would help a lot

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Re: Curious about this white mahakala yab yum

Post by Palzang Jangchub » Thu May 10, 2018 10:19 am

PeterC wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 7:17 am
Is there a source/age for the image in question? That would help a lot
Just to restate, since it was at the bottom of my previous post and may have been missed due to the merging of the threads...
Palzang Jangchub wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 1:54 pm
Clicking on "Search Google for this image" yields only one result, revealing that it was a 19th-20th century thangka auctioned by Christies. It's the exact same image. See: https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auct ... 8900f506d1
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