Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Yamari, Rakta (Buddhist Deity) - (Virupa Lineage, 5 Deity)

གཤིན་རྗེ་གཤེད་དམར། དམར་པོ། 红威罗瓦金刚
(item no. 65021)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Sakya and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.#C2001.9.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Rakta Yamari according to the tradition of Mahasiddha Virupa.

Four additional wrathful figures identical to Rakta Yamari, except for body colour, surround the central figure. Lineage teachers are located at the top sides and bottom of the composition along with a donor figure.

At the top center is Virupa with Dombi Heruka seated atop a tiger on the left and Shridhara seated on the right - appearing with a buffalo head.

At the bottom center is the protector deity Panjarnata Mahakala.

Jeff Watt 8-2011

Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: [Inscription along the bottom front of the composition]

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