Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Miscellaneous - (unidentified)

པར་ཤིང་སྣང་བརྙན། སྣ་ཚོགས། 版画 (多种)
(item no. 549)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Uncertain
Size 15.24x13.97cm (6x5.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1997.35.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

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)

Secondary Images

View other items in the Thematic Set: Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 3