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Thirteen-Deity Mandala of Vajrabhairava. Tibet. 1500s.
Shocking in their fierce horrific appearance, with fangs dripping blood and bulging eyes rolling in their sockets, depictions of wrathful deities are a prominent characteristic of Himalayan Buddhism. They are expressions of the dual nature of the divine in which complementary energies—peaceful and wrathful—are manifested visually. Meditation on wrathful deities and their mandalas is meant to harness and transform energy, primarily in an effort to remove potential obstacles on a practitioner’s path toward enlightenment. Representations of these deities often include macabre imagery: ornaments made of skulls, intestines, and severed heads; seas of blood; and charnel ground scenes. Much of this violent imagery has to do with the traumatic act of trapping and slaying the ego, the primary impediment to enlightenment. -Rubin Museum of Art

magictransistor:

Thirteen-Deity Mandala of Vajrabhairava. Tibet. 1500s.

Shocking in their fierce horrific appearance, with fangs dripping blood and bulging eyes rolling in their sockets, depictions of wrathful deities are a prominent characteristic of Himalayan Buddhism. They are expressions of the dual nature of the divine in which complementary energies—peaceful and wrathful—are manifested visually. Meditation on wrathful deities and their mandalas is meant to harness and transform energy, primarily in an effort to remove potential obstacles on a practitioner’s path toward enlightenment. Representations of these deities often include macabre imagery: ornaments made of skulls, intestines, and severed heads; seas of blood; and charnel ground scenes. Much of this violent imagery has to do with the traumatic act of trapping and slaying the ego, the primary impediment to enlightenment. -Rubin Museum of Art

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BOS, CornelisLeda and the Swan1540sEngraving, 280 x 410 mmBritish Museum, London

centuriespast:

BOS, Cornelis
Leda and the Swan
1540s
Engraving, 280 x 410 mm
British Museum, London

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