Tibet, Rakta Yamari and consort

14th century, Tibet, wrathful god (protector) Rakta Yamari and consort, gilt copper alloy and pigment, private collection

14th century, Tibet, wrathful god (protector) Rakta Yamari and consort, gilt copper alloy and pigment, private collection.

Rakta Yamari is a wrathful form of Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom who cuts through ignorance with his flaming sword. Here he is holding a skull cup as well.

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