A thangka of Vajravega
Distemper on cloth, Tibet, 16th/17th century
The powerful protective deity of the Buddhist Tantric cycle of the Kalacakra with four heads and twenty-six arms, in alidha posture trampling demons recumbent on a lotus pedestal, and surrounded by tantric deities of his retinue, and red-cap Nyingma lamas seated above.
21 ¼ x 16 ¼ in. (54 x 41.5 cm)