About this object

A wooden figure of Hayagriva. With three faces (although one face is red and not green) and six arms (two of which are missing). He still holds a vajra in his lower left hand and another unidentified implement in his middle left hand. Traces of pigment are still visible on his waist cloth, hair and faces. He has been attached to a wooden plinth, and his left foot repaired (rather badly).

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    Early 18th Century
  • Materials
    Pigment; Wood; Lacquer
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of H. G. Beasley
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Before 1934
  • Measurements
    214 mm x 208 mm x 49 mm; 8 7/16 in x 8 3/16 in x 1 15/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: A Liverpool label notes that this piece could be Mongolian, but Beasley's label notes the piece as 'Tibet'
  • Related people

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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