6-Armed Garuda & Consort Yab Yum Union Antique Tibetan Gilt Bronze Buddha Statue 大鵬金翅明王
Regular price $1,500.00
Antique Tibetan Gilt Bronze Buddha Statue
Six-Armed Garuda 大鹏
Embracing Consort Sukeet
Origin: Tibet. Circa: 19th Century
H 7 in. (18.5cm), W 6 in. (15cm), D 3 in. (7.5cm)
Condition: very good!
A rare bronze of the six-armed Garuda in yab yum. The King Of Birds is wearing a long string of severed heads, his flaming red hair stands on end, clasped in a five-headed skull crown, four outstretched wings painted in blue, on the cold gold painted face he has three bulging eagle eyes, his upper two hands held a ritual drum and a bell, one hand in militant pointing mudra, another a handful of golden nuggets, in his central two hands he held a trident and a victory banner, while embracing his consort Sukeet, with a chopper in her left hand, she wears an elaborate jeweled girdle and anklets. As his large long beak dipping into the skull cup offering by the goddess, they stand in wisdom and compassion union on an oval-shaped lotus base, which is sealed with incense paste along the edge of a copper plate, with an engraved visvavajra indicated that the statue has been consecrated.
In the Hindu religion, Garuda is the vahana (vehicle) of the God Vishnu. Buddhists see Garuda is yet another form in which various buddhas arise for the purpose of removing disease and injury caused by nagas, including spiritual poisons such as desire, hatred, and ignorance. Various forms of Garuda are found in both the Nyingma and Sarma traditions. The Six armed Garuda in blue known as Kyung is correspondingly represented in the indigenous Bon religion tradition since the 6th century.