yantra (Painting)

About this object

History of use

Essential to these images is the notion that by meditation on anything as the self, one becomes that, this yantra is not secular artwork but a path toward truth and self realization both for the maker and spectator.

Iconographic meaning

Form of the double triangle enclosed in a lotus within 4 walls.

Physical description

Hindu Tantric painting. Small, square shaped painting consisting of two equilateral triangles, one inverted over the other in red, form a yellow hexagon in the centre. Negative area is formed by two triangles is green. Around the circular centre are eight truncated heart shaped petals in alternate colours of blue and red surround circle. Yellow ground around petal and star shapes. Four red L shapes in corners. Hindi script written on the back.