|Date Range||1600 - 1699|
Yama (Tibetan: shin je. English: God of Death): retinue deity of the Southern side of the Medicine Buddha Mandala of Fifty-one Deities. This painting belongs to a larger set depicting all fifty-one deities. Several works from this set are known in Western art collections.
"...circle, in the southern direction...Yama, blue, holding a stick, riding on a buffalo." Collection of All Tantras, vol. 1, page 116.
Jeff Watt 6-2009