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Yamantaka Yab-yum

Creation date: 16th century
Creation place: Tibet

Other Information

Type: Bronze Sculpture
Medium and Support: Bronze
Credit Line: Gift of Eugene and Marian Gabrych
Accession Number: 2006.386.a-b
Dimensions: 9 in. x 7 1/4 in. x 4 in. (22.86 cm x 18.42 cm x 10.16 cm)
Currently on view


Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Gabrych, Fallbrook, California ( - December 20, 2006)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (December 20, 2006 - )

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04/14/2017 Diana Chou
Tibetan Buddhism inherited many of the traditions of late Indian Buddhism, and at the same time continued the Tibetan tradition of powerful popular cults, incorporating a wide variety of local deities into the already burgeoning Buddhist pantheon. These deities include a number of peaceful and wrathful figures who guide and protect believers on their paths to enlightenment. Wrathful deities such as Yamantaka use their power to protect Buddhism and to destroy the three major obstacles to enlightenment: anger, greed, and ignorance.

Last Updated: 4/14/2017


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Arts of South and Southeast Asia The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/20/2017 - 00/00/00

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