|Origin Location||Central Tibet|
|Date Range||1500 - 1599|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Catalogue #||acc.# 67.829, Gift of John Goelet|
Rakta Yamari (Tibetan: shin je she mar. English: the Red Enemy of Death). An emanation of the bodhisattva of wisdom Manjushri, he embraces the consort Vajra Vetali.
At the top center is the primordial buddha Vajradhara accompanied by mahasiddhas (Indian adepts) and Tibetan lamas of the lineage.
The principal Indian Lineage: Vajradhara, Manjushri Yamari, Jnanadakini, mahasiddha Virupa, Dombi Heruka, Viratipa, Matigarbha, Gambhiramati, Vajrasana Ashokashri, Nishkalangka Devi, Revendra Prabha, Chag Lotsawa Choje Pal (the first Tibetan in the lineage), etc. There were many lineages of Rakta Yamari to enter Tibet and most are traced back to the mahasiddha Virupa.
Jeff Watt 4-2001