|Date Range||1400 - 1499|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc.# F1997.35.1|
Akshobhya - with consort (Tibetan: mi kyo pa, yab yum. English: the Immovable One, Father-Mother): seated with the consort in a relaxed posture; from a set of initiation cards (Tib.: tsakli).
Peaceful in appearance, blue in colour, with one face and two hands he holds to the heart with the right a gold upright vajra. The left arm cradles the consort and holds a gold bell upturned at the left thigh. Seated in vajra posture he is adorned with a gold crown, earrings, choker, necklace, girdle and anklets embracing the consort sitting at the left side. Dark in colour, she hugs the neck with the right arm and holds upraised a bell with the left hand; similarly adorned with gold ornaments. Atop a sun disc and red lotus blossom above a lion supported throne, orange and yellow, they are surrounded by a light-orange nimbus and yellow aureola against an orange filigree backdrop.
Jeff Watt 3-99
Reverse of Painting
Special Features: (includes "Om Ah Hum" inscription)