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The terrifying deity that protects Buddhist monasteries

Oct 23, 2013 2 MINUTES
"It not only grabs my attention and pulls me into this alternate reality, but it plays very much with issues that I find threatening."

Curator Kurt Behrendt on a painting of Mahakala, Protector of the Tent

Explore this artwork:

Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world. Each episode is interpreted by a Museum photographer.

Photography by Eileen Travell

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