About this object


Made by Tibetan monks in Nepal

Iconographic meaning

Samvara or Yi-Dam deity and his Shakti or female partner illustrating the Yab-Yam; unity of opposites - female energy united with the male - wisdom and power in unity.

Physical description

Rectangular print of a deity in an embrace with his female partner standing on a yellow platform in the middle of two green hills; two smaller figures underneath their feet. Vishnu is holding a mace, conch and a lotus flower in one of his twelve arms; green globe around his head. There is a brown circular background behind them with a light orange fire-like shaped border; flowers on the top. Blue sky and yellow, green and orange clouds.