Mandala of Yamantaka
Object Place: Tibet
197 x 126 cm (77 9/16 x 49 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Distemper and gold on cotton mounted with silk brocades, wood dowels, metal knobs
Not On View
Painting in hanging scroll (thangka) format, with streamers, veil, decorative stitched borders, and metal decorative knobs.
Mandala with Yamantaka at center. Outside and above diagram are 9 figures including Tsong-ka-pa, Atisa (with red hat, pillow, and stupa), and a Dalai Lama above, and Yama, White Tara, Amitayus, Ushnishavijaya and Mahapita-Vaishravana below and to the sides. Below the mandala, on hills surrounded by clouds, are offerings of the five senses.
On reverse, in Tibetan, in red ink: "Om, Ah, Hum"
1947, Miss Lucy Aldrich, Providence, RI; 1947, gift of Aldrich to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 9, 1947)
Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich