Yama and Yamari
Object Place: Tibet
122 x 89.4 cm (48 1/16 x 35 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Distemper on cotton, mounted with silk brocades, in panel format
Not On View
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.
By 1906, Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1906, gift of Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 24, 1985)
Denman Waldo Ross Collection