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.


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.

Anonymous 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!