Indian and Himalayan Art
Banquet for Four Dharmapalas with Mount MeruMade in Mongolia, Asia
Gelug, c. 18th century
Artist/maker unknown, Mongolian
Colors on cloth
Currently not on view
1959-156-6Gift of Natacha Rambova, 1959
LabelThis scroll painting depicts a banquet for four of the Dharmapalas, defenders of Buddhist Law. From left to right, they are Yama, Yamantaka, Mahakala, and Kuvera. They are shown as bodiless presences in full armor, carrying their symbols and attributes, surrounded by myriad scenes, deities, and symbols that are connected with the banquet.