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early 19th century (made)

Height: 28.1/8 in, Width: 30 in

IS.12-1958 SSEA

the Yidam Samvara with his Sakti; Religion, cloth tempera, Nepal, early C19

The principal figure is (Yi-dam) Samvara standing with his sakti in yab-yum against a background of flames. Above the central figure are five dhyani buddhas from left to right, Ratnasambhava, Aksobhya, Vairocana, Amitabha and Amoghasiddhi. In the two upper corners are unidentified figures with blue complexion and wearing bodhisattva ornaments., perhaps Vajrasattva or Aksobhaya. Surrounding tyhe centralpanel are tantric deities in recangular panels amid scenes appropriate to the burning ground. Votaries in Nepalese costume sit on either side of the central pair. The painting is inscribed near the bottom in Nagri characters.

Location: In Storage

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