Tibetan Thangka depicting Heruka in Yab Yum Union
A handpainted Tibetan thangka with Heruka at the centre of the mandala.
I believe the figure at the centre of this Buddhist thangka is Heruka. The body is grey; there are three heads painted red, white and grey. The figure is in yab yum union with a grey female figure possibly Vajradhari.
The central figures are at the centre of a mandala surrounded by a circle of flames. The outer space is painted with celestial figures, Buddhas and protectors.
A figure lower down in the painting has the posture and mudras of White Tara.
This was bought around 1980 in the Kathmandu valley.
Dimensions: W65, H45cm