1. Notes: 18 / 10 minutes ago 
    Yi-dam were tutelary and guardian deities who protected the practitioner of Tantra Country of Origin: Tibet Culture: Buddhist Date/Period: 17th century Material Size: Bronze with semi-precious stones / Formerly Philip Goldman Collection, LondonCreditA yab-yum icon of Yi-dam in Sang-dui form with his prajna, the Tibetan Sakti / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

    Yi-dam were tutelary and guardian deities who protected the practitioner of Tantra Country of Origin: Tibet Culture: Buddhist Date/Period: 17th century Material Size: Bronze with semi-precious stones / Formerly Philip Goldman Collection, LondonCreditA yab-yum icon of Yi-dam in Sang-dui form with his prajna, the Tibetan Sakti / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

     
  2. Notes: 33 / 2 hours ago 
    Their crowns and earrings are studded with turquoise Country of Origin: Tibet Culture: Buddhist Date/Period: 17th century Material Size: Bronze / Formerly Philip Goldman CollectionCreditA yab-yum icon of Mahhacakravajrapani, or Vajrapani, one of the five Dhyani bodhisattvas, with his prajna, the Tibetan sakti / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

    Their crowns and earrings are studded with turquoise Country of Origin: Tibet Culture: Buddhist Date/Period: 17th century Material Size: Bronze / Formerly Philip Goldman CollectionCreditA yab-yum icon of Mahhacakravajrapani, or Vajrapani, one of the five Dhyani bodhisattvas, with his prajna, the Tibetan sakti / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

     
  3. Notes: 97 / 3 hours ago 

    Three quarter view Country of Origin: Tibet Culture: Buddhist Date/Period: 18th century Material Size: Bronze and jewels h=10” / Formerly Philip Goldman Collection, LondonCreditVajrasattva, also known as Vajradhara, the Supreme Buddha, identified by his hands which are held in the Vajrahumkara mudra, a thunderbolt in each, sits in yab-yum with the Supreme Wisdom Visvatara / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

  4. Notes: 52 / 5 hours ago 
    Country of Origin: Tibet Culture: Buddhist Date/Period: 17th century Material Size: Bronze h=8 inches / Formerly Philip Goldman Collection, LondonCreditA yab-yum icon of Kalacakra, Supreme Buddha, “Wheel of Time” with Visvamata, “Mother of All” / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

    Country of Origin: Tibet Culture: Buddhist Date/Period: 17th century Material Size: Bronze h=8 inches / Formerly Philip Goldman Collection, LondonCreditA yab-yum icon of Kalacakra, Supreme Buddha, “Wheel of Time” with Visvamata, “Mother of All” / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

     
  5. Notes: 81 / 7 hours ago 
    Country of Origin: Nepal Culture: Buddhist Date/Period: 17th/18th century Material Size: Terracotta /Private CollectionCreditVotive figure of a lama (deified person), containing a relic / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

    Country of Origin: Nepal Culture: Buddhist Date/Period: 17th/18th century Material Size: Terracotta /Private CollectionCreditVotive figure of a lama (deified person), containing a relic / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

     
  6. Notes: 88 / 9 hours ago 
    This is the Vajrapani form of Garuda, standing upon a dying naga Country of Origin: Nepal Culture: Buddhist/Hindu Material Size: gilded bronze / Formerly Philip Goldman Collection, LondonCreditGaruda - golden-winged eagle of wisdom and enemy of the Nagas (serpents) / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

    This is the Vajrapani form of Garuda, standing upon a dying naga Country of Origin: Nepal Culture: Buddhist/Hindu Material Size: gilded bronze / Formerly Philip Goldman Collection, LondonCreditGaruda - golden-winged eagle of wisdom and enemy of the Nagas (serpents) / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

     
  7. Notes: 79 / 11 hours ago 

    The corner figures personify the power of fire, representing death and cremation They recall the state of mind necessary for Tantra Country of Origin: Nepal Culture: Buddhist Date/Period: 17th century Material Size: Gilt-Bronze / Formerly Philip Goldman Collection, LondonCreditPedestal to hold a human skull cup, used in offering ritual libations of blood to the gods / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

  8. Notes: 113 / 13 hours ago 

    She is also the “shakti”, Shiva’s female manifestation She stands on a double lotus throne in “tribhanga” (triple flexion) and would have been a processional statue Country of Origin: India Culture: Hindu Date/Period: Vijayanagar period 16th C Place of Origin: South India, Tamil Nadu Material Size: Bronze, Height 73 cm / Theresa McCullough Collection, LondonCreditStatue of Parvati identified by the tall conical crown (katakamundra), reincarnation of Sati and consort of Shiva / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

  9. Notes: 85 / 14 hours ago 
    Country of Origin: Nepal Culture: Buddhist Date/Period: 17th century Material Size: Gilt copper, decorated with chased ornaments / Formerly Philip Goldman Collection, LondonVisvarupa, the embodiment of Universe, a manifestation of the Hindu god Vishnu / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

    Country of Origin: Nepal Culture: Buddhist Date/Period: 17th century Material Size: Gilt copper, decorated with chased ornaments / Formerly Philip Goldman Collection, LondonVisvarupa, the embodiment of Universe, a manifestation of the Hindu god Vishnu / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

     
  10. Notes: 153 / 16 hours ago 
    Country of Origin: Tibet Culture: Buddhist Date/Period: 17th century Material Size: Bronze / Private CollectionA yab-yum icon of Vajrabhairave also known as Yamantaka, in his form of the Conqueror of Yama (the Lord of the Dead), with his prajna, the Tibetan Shakti or wisdom / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

    Country of Origin: Tibet Culture: Buddhist Date/Period: 17th century Material Size: Bronze / Private CollectionA yab-yum icon of Vajrabhairave also known as Yamantaka, in his form of the Conqueror of Yama (the Lord of the Dead), with his prajna, the Tibetan Shakti or wisdom / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

     
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