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Portrait of a Lama, Possibly Dromton

Portrait of a Lama, Possibly Dromton

This enthroned lama, in a gold decorated robe, sits in a yogic posture, holding his hands in dharmachakra mudra, symbolizing the Turning of the Wheel, the Buddha’s first sermon. The elaborate architectural sett... more

The Buddha Amitayus Attended by Bodhisattvas

The Buddha Amitayus Attended by Bodhisattvas

The cult of Amitayus, the Buddha of Eternal Life, was popular in Tibet, where his followers believed that devotion to this Buddha would prolong life. Amitayus is shown holding a jar containing the elixir of imm... more

Pair of Manuscript Covers with Buddhist Deities

Pair of Manuscript Covers with Buddhist Deities

This pair of wooden covers protected the palm-leaf folios of a Buddhist sacred text. One cover has the nine Buddhist goddesses, each holding a staff surmounted by the wish-fulfilling jewel (cintamani), while th... more

Pair of Manuscript Covers with Buddhist Scenes

Pair of Manuscript Covers with Buddhist Scenes

Early Nepalese and Indian books derive their format from the long, narrow pieces of dried palm leaf that serve as their pages. The horizontal leaves were not bound together but, rather, kept in sequence by stri... more

Chakrasamvara Mandala

Chakrasamvara Mandala

This ritual diagram (mandala) is conceived as the cosmic palace of the wrathful Chakrasamvara and his consort, Vajravarahi, seen at center. These deities embody the esoteric knowledge of the Yoga Tantras. Six g... more

Pair of Manuscript Covers with Three Deities and Three Hierarchs

Pair of Manuscript Covers with Three Deities and Three Hierarchs

On the upper cover, Shadakshari Lokesvara is flanked by Maitreya to his right and Avalokitesvara to his left. Shadakshari is a form of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara who presides over our current age, protectin... more

Folio from a Buddhist Manuscript

Folio from a Buddhist Manuscript

This seated, six-armed green goddess has one hand raised in abhaya mudra and holds a bow and arrow in her upper hands and two unidentifiable attributes in her other hands. She wears fine jewelry and a long, pat... more

Interior of a Book Cover: Manjuvajra Embracing His Consort, with Attendant Lamas

Interior of a Book Cover: Manjuvajra Embracing His Consort, with Atten...

Paintings on the interiors of book covers consecrate and protect the sacred texts within. The Buddhist deity Manjuvajra is an esoteric expression of the wisdom bodhisattva Manjushri and is seen here in a sexual... more

Panel from a Buddhist Ritual Crown Depicting Vairochana

Panel from a Buddhist Ritual Crown Depicting Vairochana

Vairochana presides over the five Tathagatas (Transcendent Buddhas), an important group of deities of Vajrayana Buddhism. Guarding the base of Vairochana’s crown are lions that also serve as his vehicle. Vairoc... more

Buddha Amoghasiddhi with Eight Bodhisattvas

Buddha Amoghasiddhi with Eight Bodhisattvas

Amoghasiddhi is one of the five Transcendent Buddhas who preside over the heavens of the cardinal directions, his realm being to the north. In this context he is identifiable by his green color. The five Taras ... more

Mandala of Jnanadakini

Mandala of Jnanadakini

The central six-armed goddess (devi), Jnanadakini, is surrounded by eight emanations—representations of the devi that correspond to the colors of the mandala’s four directional quadrants. Four additional protec... more

Manuscript Cover with Vishnu Flanked by Lakshmi and Sarasvati

Manuscript Cover with Vishnu Flanked by Lakshmi and Sarasvati

This cover depicts a standing four-armed Vishnu mounted on Garuda, his half-man, half-bird vehicle. Vishnu is flanked on the right by his wife Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, and on the left by S... more

Mandala of Raktayamari

Mandala of Raktayamari

At the center of this mandala, Raktayamari (Red Yamari) is seen in union with his consort, an emanation of himself. He and his consort trample his enemy Yama, the god of death. Radiating from the central square... more

Mandala of Chandra, God of the Moon

Mandala of Chandra, God of the Moon

The center of this mandala depicts the moon god Chandra flanked by two female archers who shoot arrows of light to drive away the darkness. Chandra holds two lotuses and rides a chariot pulled by seven geese, a... more

Mandala of the Forms of Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom

Mandala of the Forms of Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wis...

At center sits Manjushri, the peaceful form of Manjuvajra, a bodhisattva who cuts through ignorance. He is golden, has three faces, and embraces his consort Prajna—iconography as prescribed in the Vajrayana tex... more

Manuscript Cover with Four Vidyadevis Accompanied by a Protective Deity

Manuscript Cover with Four Vidyadevis Accompanied by a Protective Deit...

This upper manuscript cover is decorated with four female Buddhist deities, probably wisdom goddesses (vidyadevis), and one eight-armed protective deity; each is in a red aureole. The figures are interspersed w... more

Portrait of Jnanatapa Attended by Lamas and Mahasiddhas

Portrait of Jnanatapa Attended by Lamas and Mahasiddhas

This portrait was created for Riwoche monastery in eastern Tibet, a branch of Taklung monastery. The central figure and the assembled abbots are not directly named on the painting. Nonetheless, two inscriptions... more

Lineage Portrait of an Abbot

Lineage Portrait of an Abbot

The abbot of this lineage portrait belongs to the Kagyupa order of Tibetan Buddhism, centered in the U (dBus) and Tsang (gTsang) regions of Central Tibet. Here we witness a bringing together of these two stylis... more

Mandala of the Sun God Surya

Mandala of the Sun God Surya

This mandala is devoted to the solar deity Surya and bears a partially legible date, making it one of only two confirmed Nepalese paintings of the fourteenth century. The inscription names the donor and the art... more

Hevajra Mandala

Hevajra Mandala

Hevajra appears here in his three-headed and four-armed form. This manifestation is drawn from the Hevajra Tantra, a text revered by the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism, possibly the patrons of this painting. ... more

The Arhat  Vajraputra

The Arhat Vajraputra

Tibetan Buddhism, imported in China by Mongol rulers in the thirteenth century, enjoyed further patronage from fifteenth-century emperors of the early Ming period. This work vividly demonstrates how hieratic Ti... more

Acala, The Buddhist Protector

Acala, The Buddhist Protector

Acala (literally, “immovable”) is a wrathful manifestation of Manjushri. He wields a sword to dispatch ignorance and a noose to snare disbelievers. His enflamed wide eyes and a facial grimace exposing teeth exp... more

The Adoration of the Magi

The Adoration of the Magi

This Adoration is one of only two surviving works painted by Justus of Ghent before he went to Italy in 1469 to work for Federico da Montefeltro, duke of Urbino. The stage-like space and arrangement of the main... more

Offerings to Wrathful Deities

Offerings to Wrathful Deities

This black-ground (Tibetan: nag thang) painting was installed in the chapel (gonkhang) dedicated to the wrathful protective deities (dharmapalas), a room reserved for tantric initiation rites within a Tibetan m... more

Offerings to the Goddess Palden Lhamo

Offerings to the Goddess Palden Lhamo

Palden Lhamo is the principal protectress of Tibet and the only female of the Eight Guardians of the dharma. This black-ground (Tibetan: nag thang) painting was installed in the chapel (gonkhang) dedicated to t... more

Portrait of Munchen Sangye Rinchen, the Eighth Abbot of Ngor Monastery

Portrait of Munchen Sangye Rinchen, the Eighth Abbot of Ngor Monastery

This tangka belongs to a set of portraits entitled the “Path with the Fruit Gurus and Ngor Abbots.” Munchen Sangye Rinchen, the abbot of Ngor monastery (1513–16), holds a book and sits on a lion throne under a ... more

Yong Zin Khon Shogpel: Seventh Abbot of Ngor Monastary

Yong Zin Khon Shogpel: Seventh Abbot of Ngor Monastary

This painting is one of two in the collection from a set depicting the abbots of Ngor monastery, which follows the teachings of the Sakya school. Tibetan Buddhism assigns exceptional prestige and reverence to a... more

Mahakala, Protector of the Tent

Mahakala, Protector of the Tent

Mahakala is one of the most popular guardians in the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon. Here he tramples a corpse while wielding a flaying knife and a blood-filled skull cup, signifying the destruction of impediments t... more

Ushnishavijaya Enthroned in the Womb of a Stupa

Ushnishavijaya Enthroned in the Womb of a Stupa

This is one of the earliest extant images of the rarely represented Buddhist goddess Ushnishavijaya. She embodies a magical spell (dharani) recited by practitioners to reach liberation through the accumulation ... more

Acala with Consort Vishvavajri

Acala with Consort Vishvavajri

With its dazzling colors, dynamic figures, and imposing scale, this painting, a visualization of the Chandamaharoshana tantra—the meditational text devoted to Acala—ranks among the most powerful examples of six... more

Joseph Interpreting the Dreams of Pharaoh

Joseph Interpreting the Dreams of Pharaoh

This unfinished painting may have been conceived as part of a series devoted to the story of the Old Testament patriarch Joseph, who is seen here standing in a grand Renaissance palace, interpreting the dreams ... more

The Flagellation; (reverse) The Madonna of Mercy

The Flagellation; (reverse) The Madonna of Mercy

This emotionally charged depiction of the flagellation of Christ was painted about 1540 as a processional banner for a confraternity, or lay religious brotherhood; the reverse side has a damaged image of the Ma... more

Mahakala, Protector of the Tent

Mahakala, Protector of the Tent

This black-ground painting is a visualization image of Mahakala as Panjarantha, the enlightened protector of Buddhism. He tramples a male corpse beneath his feet and displays a flaying knife (kartrika) in his r... more

Six-Armed Mahakala

Six-Armed Mahakala

The ferocious aspect of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Mahakala is shown in a flaming aureole, his six hands holding his horrific ritual implements. Attending Mahakala are four yaksha “ministers” in red and b... more

Yamantaka, Destroyer of the God of Death

Yamantaka, Destroyer of the God of Death

This image of a wrathful protector of Buddhism would have been an awesome presence in the dimly lit interior of a Tibetan monastery. Yamantaka is a violent aspect of the Bodhisattva Manjushri, who assumes this ... more

Amitāyus Buddha in His Paradise

Amitāyus Buddha in His Paradise

Amitayus, the Buddha of Eternal Life, is also known as Amitabha, one of the five Cosmic Buddhas of Esoteric Buddhism. He is shown in his paradise, Sukhavati, the Western Pure Land, enthroned beneath a flowering... more

Guru Dragpo

Guru Dragpo

Guru Dragpo, a fierce emanation of the guru-saint Padmasambhava, stands astride a flaming aureole holding a ritual tool, the vajra, and a black scorpion. The skin of a tiger is drawn around his waist while the ... more

Vajrabhairava with His Consort Vajravetali

Vajrabhairava with His Consort Vajravetali

Vajrabhairava has thirty-four arms and brandishes an array of weapons while his sixteen legs trample birds, dogs, and Hindu gods. He embraces his consort Vajravetali, an animated corpse in a yab-yum (Tibetan fo... more

Tangka
Castle Street in Sligo Town

Castle Street in Sligo Town

This was taken just around the corner from our 1798 Memorial on Market Street ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/9182730208 ) . Good vista, good mix of businesses, very clear registration number on that m... more

Garden at Vaucresson

Garden at Vaucresson

This painting was begun in 1920 at Vaucresson, a residential suburb west of Paris, where Vuillard’s friends Lucy and Josse (Jos) Hessel had recently purchased the house depicted in the background. Jos, a partne... more

Margrethe Olsen says good-bye to one of 230 sledge dogs bound for Thule Air Base and then to the village of Quanaag, where the entire local population of Huskies was wiped out by a distemper epidemic.  The 109th Tactical Airlift Group of the New York Air

Margrethe Olsen says good-bye to one of 230 sledge dogs bound for Thul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Jakobshavn Airport Country: Greenland (GRL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lemuel Casillas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... more

Commander (CDR) Erick Thompsen, SENIOR Danish liaison officer to the base, helped coordinate an airlift of 230 Huskies for the village of Quanaag, where the local Husky population was wiped out in a distemper epidemic.  The dogs were flown in from Jakobsh

Commander (CDR) Erick Thompsen, SENIOR Danish liaison officer to the b...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Thule Air Base Country: Greenland (GRL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lemuel Casillas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... more

A truck loaded with sledge dogs prepares to leave for the village of Quanaag.  After the local Husky population was wiped out in a distemper epidemic, 230 dogs were airlifted to Thule by the 109th Tactical Airlift Group, New York Air National Guard

A truck loaded with sledge dogs prepares to leave for the village of Q...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Thule Air Base Country: Greenland (GRL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lemuel Casillas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... more

Sledge dogs wait to begin a trip north to the village of Quanaag, where the entire local population of Huskies was wiped out by a distemper epidemic.  The 109th Tactical Airlift Group of the New York Air National Guard flew in 230 dogs for locals, which d

Sledge dogs wait to begin a trip north to the village of Quanaag, wher...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Thule Air Base Country: Greenland (GRL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lemuel Casillas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... more

Citizens help load a C-130H aircraft with sledge dogs bound for Thule Air Base in the north, and then the village of Quanaag, where the entire local population of Huskies was wiped out by a distemper epidemic.  The 109th Tactical Airlift Group of the New

Citizens help load a C-130H aircraft with sledge dogs bound for Thule ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Jakobshavn Airport Country: Greenland (GRL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lemuel Casillas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... more

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Ray Tousey of the 109th Tactical Airlift Group, New York Air National Guard, piloted the C-130H aircraft which carried 230 Huskies for the village of Quanaag, where the local Husky was wiped out in a distemper epidemic

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Ray Tousey of the 109th Tactical Airlift Grou...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Thule Air Base Country: Greenland (GRL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lemuel Casillas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... more

A C-130H aircraft loaded with sledge dogs leaves for Thule Air Base.  After the local Husky population was wiped out in a distemper epidemic, 230 dogs were airlifted to Thule by the 109th Tactical Airlift Group, New York Air National Guard

A C-130H aircraft loaded with sledge dogs leaves for Thule Air Base. ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Jakobshavn Country: Greenland (GRL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lemuel Casillas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... more

Members of the 109th Tactical Airlift Group, New York Air National Guard, and the 1012th Air Base Group, unload sledge dogs from C-130H aircraft.  After the local Husky population was wiped out in a distemper epidemic, 230 dogs were airlifted to Thule by

Members of the 109th Tactical Airlift Group, New York Air National Gua...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Thule Air Base Country: Greenland (GRL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lemuel Casillas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... more

040820-F-3208M-063 (Aug. 20, 2004)US Air Force (USAF) MASTER SGT. Gary Smith, 355th Materiel Maintenance Squadron (MXS), Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), Arizona (AZ), holds his very angry pet, Toby, as Dr. Camille Curtis adminsters a shot to prevent Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Corona (DHPPC). The reason for the existence of the veterinarian clinic at the AFB is to treat the military working dogs.  It is a courtesy to treat the pets of its military members.U.S. Air Force official photo by STAFF SGT. Lanie McNeal  (RELEASED)

040820-F-3208M-063 (Aug. 20, 2004)US Air Force (USAF) MASTER SGT. Gary...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lanie Mcneal, USAF Release ... more

The Holy Family with Saint Mary Magdalen

The Holy Family with Saint Mary Magdalen

From 1460 Mantegna painted in Mantua for the Gonzaga family, whose cultivated court promoted humanist culture, with its emphasis on the example of Antiquity. Characteristically then, in this late picture Manteg... more

Portrait of the Indian Monk Atisha

Portrait of the Indian Monk Atisha

Atisha was the abbot of Vikramashila monastery in northern India, one of the mahaviharas (great monasteries) that granted the learned degree of pandita, here indicated by his yellow hat. In 1042, he traveled to... more

Buddha Sakyamuni and Scenes of His Previous Lives (Jataka Tales)

Buddha Sakyamuni and Scenes of His Previous Lives (Jataka Tales)

This painting depicts a rare subject in Tibetan art, the life of Buddha Shakyamuni and his previous incarnations as told in the Jataka tales. These stories form an essential component of the Buddhist cosmology.... more

White Tara and Green Tara

White Tara and Green Tara

In this unique arrangement of an extremely rare subject, two taras are seated on lotus thrones rising from pools set in a mountainous backdrop. The White Tara, represented with the multiple eyes of omniscience,... more

Buddha Shakyamuni as "Lord of the Munis"

Buddha Shakyamuni as "Lord of the Munis"

Buddha Shakyamuni holds a begging bowl and gestures to the earth to witness his awakening. His golden complexion evokes his transcendent nature, and the patchwork robe indicates his non-attachment. He meditates... more

Chakrasamvara and Vajravarahi

Chakrasamvara and Vajravarahi

The twelve-armed Chakrasamvara embracing his consort, Vajravarahi, is a highly charged vision by an advanced tantric master. Potent color dynamics add tension to the picture. The blue figure of Chakrasamvara ha... more

Castle Street in Sligo Town

Castle Street in Sligo Town

This was taken just around the corner from our 1798 Memorial on Market Street ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/9182730208 ) . Good vista, good mix of businesses, very clear registration number on that m... more