Yama and Yami
about 17th century
Object Place: Tibet
99 x 68 cm (39 x 26 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Distemper on cotton, mounted with silk brocade and wood dowels
Not On View
Painting in hanging scroll (thangka) format, no streamers or veil.
Yama and Yami stand on a bull, engulfed in flames. At the top of the painting are three Gelukpa (yellow-hat) lamas seated on thrones. Around the central couple, on all four sides, are fifteen wrathful deities, each engulfed in flames, some riding on animal vehicles.
On reverse, in red ink, mantras.
1913, with a Mr. Re, China; October 5, 1913, sold by Mr. Re to Koichi Hayasaki (b. 1874 - d. 1956) and taken to Japan [see note 1]; December, 1913, shipped to Boston and purchased by the MFA. (Accession Date: January 8, 1914)
 Koichi Hayasaki served as the MFA's purchasing agent in China.
Chinese and Japanese Special Fund