MediumInk, pigments on sized cloth with gilt bronze frame
DimensionsImage : 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. (4.76 x 3.81 cm)
Sheet : 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 5/8 in. (6.03 x 6.03 x 1.59 cm)
Credit LineGift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton
This painting depicts the outer form of Yama Dharmaraja. Outer Yama Dharmaraja was particularly revered in Mongolia as a guardian of the Gelug order, and paintings of him were used by monks and lamas of that school as protective talismans and devotional objects.