Painting Size (Inches) Height 20.5” Width 15”
Brocade Size (Inches) Height 42” Width 28”
Guru Drakphur Thangka
Very wrathful in appearance, red in colour, with one face and three round eyes, he has a gaping mouth with bared fangs and flaming hair rising upward.
The right hand held aloft firmly grasps a gold vajra sceptre and the left a black scorpion - both arms extended to the sides. Adorned with a crown of five skulls, gold earrings, bracelets, necklaces and a snake garland, he wears a string of human heads. An elephant hide covers the shoulders with a tiger skin wrapped about the waist. Without legs, the lower body is composed of a large black kila (Tibetan: phur ba), three edged peg, extending downward from the gaping mouth of a makara sea creature.
Standing on a triangular base adorned with skulls, above a sun disc and red lotus blossom, he is surrounded by the swirling red flames of pristine awareness.