Thangka Depicting Buddha With Consort.
Painted in Nepal using the traditional Tibetan style of painting using ground mineral pigment on cotton or silk, these beautiful Thangkas function as one of the principle meditational tools in Buddhist practice. They usually depict a central Buddhist deity or teacher surrounded by associated gods and lineage figures, describes events or myths attributed to important religious teachers, or outlines the blueprint of a particular deity’s realm as a mandala.
Depicted in this one is the enlightened union of Samantabhadra Adi Buddha in indivisible Yab-Yum with his consort, Samantabhadri. Yab-Yum is a common symbol in the Buddhist Art of Tangkas. It represents the primordial union of wisdom and compassion, depicted as a male deity in union with his female consort. The male figure represents compassion and skillful means, while the female partner represents insight.
This bright and colourful depiction also features lotus flowers, waves of water and other deieties looking on.
Approximate dimensions: Height: 56cm, Width: 38cm.