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Krishna Yamari Mandala
distemper on cloth
Tibet
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 228,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
65
Krishna Yamari Mandala
distemper on cloth
Tibet
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 228,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Jucker Collection of Himalayan Paintings

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Krishna Yamari Mandala
distemper on cloth
Tibet

The fierce six-armed dark blue Yamari engaged in union with his six-armed Svabha Prajna astride a bull representing Yama, the Lord of Death, surrounded by red, green, white and yellow emanations within vajra shrines, and other emanations against multi-coloured scrollwork fields with white kapalas at each corner, the palace gates guarded by further forms of the deity, all contained within a ring of fire and lotus petals, Indian adepts in the upper quadrants and Tibetan Sakya monks in the lower, all set against a deep blue scrollwork field, a bodhisattva above with Indian monks in lively debate, and Sakya monks with red Amitabha below, an invocation to Yamari inscribed beneath, and the painting supported with blue silk fishtail mounts, with original red painted wood roller and veils.

 


16 by 13 in. (41 by 33 cm.)
16th Century
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Literature

Hugo E. Kreijger, Tibetan Painting, The Jucker Collection, Boston, 2001, p. 158, no. 63

Catalogue Note

This fine and rare mandala painting is defined by exquisite colour contrasts, the rich palette with subtle shading. A small group of these fine sixteenth century mandalas have survived; compare the shading of the lotus petal mandala border and the monks on their lotus flowers floating against the deep blue scrollwork in a Hevajra mandala in the Shelley and Donald Rubin Collection; see Linrothe and Watt, 2004, p. 203, cat. no. 44. Compare also a Pancharaksha mandala; see Olshak and Wangyal, 1987, p. 110. Compare also the very similar composition of a Vajrasattva mandala in the Art Institute of Chicago; see Huntington and Bangdel, 2003, pp. 424-5, no. 130.

The Jucker Collection of Himalayan Paintings

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