Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Cemetery

(item no. 68444)
Origin Location Himalayan Region
Date Range 1300 - 1399
Lineages Buddhist
Material Metal
Collection Nyingjei Lam
Interpretation / Description

Chakrasamvara Mandala Fragment: depicting the charnel ground called 'Gruesome' in the Eastern direction of a mandala depicting a wrathful or semi-wrathful deity. The central figure on the left is the direction guardian Shakra (Indra) seated atop an elephant (white). To the side is the Great Tree Shirisha. To the left side is the Great Naga King Vasuki (yellow). On Shakra's right is a a well endowed goddess paying homage. On the right side is the mahasiddha Krishnacharya riding a zombie.

Jeff Watt 12-2005

Secondary Images
Related Items
Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Mandala, The Perfect Circle (RMA)

Collection: Bonhams New York (Sculpture. March, 2019)

Thematic Sets
Collection: Bonhams, N.Y. (Nyingjei Lam)
Mandalas: Repousse Fragments
Subject: Charnel Grounds & Cemeteries
Indian Adept: Krishnacharya
Collection: Bonhams Hong Kong (Sculpture. April 21st, 2021)
Subject: Charnel Grounds Study Guide
Collection of Nyingjei Lam
Sculpture: Indian Adepts (mahasiddha)
Sculpture: Miscellaneous
Sculpture: Repousse Main Page (Hammered Metal)
Nepal: Sculpture (Repousse)
Collection of Nyingjei Lam (Miscellaneous)