Yama, Buddhist god of death, with the head of a buffalo bedecked with skulls and flames, stands on a bull crushing a man lying on his back. Distemper painting.

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Yama, a dharmapala (wrathful god) and wisdom protector said to judge the dead and preside over the Narakas (underworld realms). Yama is also known as Lord of Death and King of Hell

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1 painting : distemper ; sight 100.5 x 68.2 cm

References note

Not in: Marianne Winder, Catalogue of Tibetan manuscripts and xylographs, and catalogue of thankas, banners and other paintings and drawings in the Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London 1989


Wellcome Collection 45160i

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