About this object

Hayagriva, ‘the horse-necked one’, a wrathful emanation of Avalokiteshvara, is depicted in the centre of this mandala or spiritual diagram. He functions both as a powerful protector who destroys evil spirits and as a yidam or personal deity. Hayagriva is identified by the three horse’s heads in his hair. Top, Buddhas of the Three Eras, Centre Upper Left, Amitayus, Centre Upper Right, Chenrezi, Bottom Centre, Vaishravana on a snow lion flanked by the Eight Horse Lords (ta dag gya).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art; Religion
  • Culture
    Bhutanese
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Glass; Gilt Metal; Alloy Copper; Pigment; Fibre Textile Cotton; Wood
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased FromThe Hon Mrs Irma Bailey
  • Collector
    Frederick Marshman Bailey
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1921 - 1928
  • Measurements
    973 mm x 662 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: Described as Eastern Tibetan or Sino-Tibetan in the inventory. Written by Emma Martin.
  • Related people

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Object view = Humanities
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