Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Yama Dharmaraja ( The Lord of Death)



"Fearsome and wrathful Dharma Protector with the head of a buffalo, three round eyes, hair flowing upward, a body blue in colour with two upraised hands. The right hand holds a bone stick composed of a fused spine and skull wrapped with an elephant and human skin. The left holds a long black lasso tipped with a gold ring and half vajra. Wearing a necklace of fifty freshly severed heads tied together with human intestines..."

Bottom 2 images dated between 18 - 19th century from Tibet, found at the Himalayan Art Resource. I'll be doing several more posts with works from this site in the near future.

Expect a few more Yama inspired paintings to be dropped into this post soon. Check out the details from this depiction.

3 comments:

Ben Hoogeboom said...

You must of course have heard of Oldrich Kulhanek. He has nothing to do with what you wrote this time. Or a man such as Nikolaj Krasjin. Because that’s the centre of art, according to me, Eastern Europe.

Bob Hopeless said...

Your blog is a wonderful feast for the eyes. Thank you!

Aeron said...

Ben, I'm not familiar with those artists, I'll have to look them up.

Bob, glad you've enjoyed the site!