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Yama and Yamari

Tibetan


Object Place: Tibet

Dimensions

122 x 89.4 cm (48 1/16 x 35 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.2606

Medium or Technique

Distemper on cotton, mounted with silk brocades, in panel format

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Painting with decorative borders, mounted on support panel. Would have originally been in thangka format.

Large figure of Yama standing on a bull with his consort Yamari next to him, offering a skull cup. He holds a raised sword and a noose. Above, in corners, are monastic figures. On either side of Yama are demonic figures including Palden Lhamo. Below are hell creatures dancing and torturing victims.

Condition poor, with lots of abrasion and pigment loss.

Provenance

By 1906, Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1906, gift of Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 24, 1985)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection