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Mandala of Yamantaka

Tibetan
19th century


Object Place: Tibet

Dimensions

197 x 126 cm (77 9/16 x 49 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.78

Medium or Technique

Distemper and gold on cotton mounted with silk brocades, wood dowels, metal knobs

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

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.

Inscription

On reverse, in Tibetan, in red ink: "Om, Ah, Hum"

Provenance

1947, Miss Lucy Aldrich, Providence, RI; 1947, gift of Aldrich to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 9, 1947)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich