| Unknown (Tibetan)
Mandala of a Wisdom
Pigment on cotton
29 x 13 1/4 inches
Walters Art Museum, The
The Walters Art Museum, "Mandala of a Wisdom"
"This mandala shows a single goddess at the center. She might be the Wisdom Vajradakini, companion of the Great Empowered One (mahasiddha) Indrabhuti. She holds a chopper and a skull cup, like Vajravarahi and other Wisdoms. Note the weird activities in the circle of the eight cremation grounds, where buxom, goblin-like creatures frolic. In the lower left-hand corner, a monk of the Kagyu school reads a book. The landscape elements are typical of the Chinese-influenced styles of the 18th century.
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