Yamantaka, Destroyer of the God of Death, early 18th century. Creator: Unknown
Yamantaka, Destroyer of the God of Death, early 18th century. Yamantaka is a wrathful expression of Manjusri, the Samyaksambuddha of wisdom with two pairs of lamas, tentatively identified as the Panchen Lama (left) and Atisha accompanied by attending lamas.
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'Burning the dead body of a Lama', c1802. Creator: Unknown
'Burning the dead body of a Lama', c1802. Buddhist monks performing a cremation ritual. Engraving published in the "English Encyclopedia" published by George Kearsley. Its full title was: "The English Encyclopedia being a collection of treatises and a dictionary of terms illustrative of the arts and sciences compiled from modern authors of the first eminence in the different branches of science." [London, 1802]
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Buddhist divination thangka, from east Tibet, possibly Labrang Monastery, 18th-early 19th century
Buddhist divination thangka, from east Tibet, possibly Labrang Monastery, 18th-early 19th century. The upper gold chakra (circle) has mantras in Tibetan and Sanskrit. The lower, held by the Demon of Time, has a magic square, Chinese trigrams and the 12 animals of the Tibetan calender at its centre. Images above include Buddha Shakyamuni, below are War-Gods and Nagas.
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