Tibet, Chakrasamvara – Heruka

16th century, Tibet, Chakrasamvara, copper alloy, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

16th century, Tibet, Chakrasamvara, copper alloy, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

This is a rare sculpture of Chakrasamvara alone, in his heruka form (one head with three eyes, two hands), holding the standard thunderbolt sceptre and bell, hands crossed over his heart, his headdress adorned with a crescent moon. He is adorned with  wrathful ornaments and stands on two victims.

16th c., Tibet, Chakrasamvara Heruka, c.a., face

There is a ritual staff leaning against his left arm and traces of cold gold on his face.

Undated, 16th century?, Tibet, Chakrasamvara, copper alloy, at the Tibet House Museum in New Delhi.

Undated, 16th century?, Tibet, Chakrasamvara, copper alloy, at the Tibet House Museum in New Delhi.

Sometimes this form of Chakrasamvara is simply called Heruka.

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