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South Asian / Indian Art, Illustration, Graphic Design & Typography. Formerly at eyeburfi.tumblr.com. Twitter: @eyeburfi.

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An illustration from the Mahabharata Nepal, c. 1800 Depicting the five Pandava brothers dispatching and setting fire to their enemy within a striped tent, with scavengers, vultures and ghouls in the foreground, the relevant text written aboveOpaque pigments and gold on wasli
Source: The Sampradaya Sun

An illustration from the Mahabharata 
Nepal, c. 1800 
Depicting the five Pandava brothers dispatching and setting fire to their enemy within a striped tent, with scavengers, vultures and ghouls in the foreground, the relevant text written above
Opaque pigments and gold on wasli

Source: The Sampradaya Sun

A pair of wooden book covers possibly depicting the tantric forms of Ashta Matrika, or the Eight Mothers. Nepal, second half of the 17th century. Opaque pigments and gold on wood.
Source: Christie’s

A pair of wooden book covers possibly depicting the tantric forms of Ashta Matrika, or the Eight Mothers. Nepal, second half of the 17th century. Opaque pigments and gold on wood.

Source: Christie’s

Maitreya and Mañjuśrī, from a Satasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā manuscript, Dolpo, Nesar monastery. Source: Asianart.com

Maitreya and Mañjuśrī, from a Satasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā manuscript, Dolpo, Nesar monastery. Source: Asianart.com

Manuscript cover with scenes from Kalidasa’s play Shakuntala, 12th century, Nepal. 
Source: Met Museum

Manuscript cover with scenes from Kalidasa’s play Shakuntala, 12th century, Nepal.

Source: Met Museum

The chakras of the subtle body, Nepal, 18th century. Source: Asianart.com

The chakras of the subtle body, Nepal, 18th century. Source: Asianart.com

Nepalese anatomical man, c. eighteenth century. 
Via The Ayurvedic Anatomical Man and his Sanskrit Context

Nepalese anatomical man, c. eighteenth century.

Via The Ayurvedic Anatomical Man and his Sanskrit Context

An Emanation of the Boddhisatva Avalokiteshvara, 1959, Nepal. Via Johnson Museum 
An unusual manifestation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Avalokitesvara, here appears as Shrishtikanta Lokeshvara, “Beautiful Creation Lord of the World,” a form unique to Nepalese Buddhism. Shrishtikanta emanates the entire pantheon of Hindu and Buddhist deities, here indicated by the golden threads that lead to numerous beings in clouds that surround the multiarmed and multiheaded central figure. Shrishtikanta stands on a lotus floating in a river, above a large fish, and holds a white lotus flower in one of the principle hands, while the other makes the gesture of charity. The innermost layer of subsidiary arms holds white lotus, the next three layers hold deities and animal gods, while the outermost layer of hands holds various attributes. A crowned Bodhisattva surmounts the eleven rows of heads.

An Emanation of the Boddhisatva Avalokiteshvara, 1959, Nepal. Via Johnson Museum 

An unusual manifestation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Avalokitesvara, here appears as Shrishtikanta Lokeshvara, “Beautiful Creation Lord of the World,” a form unique to Nepalese Buddhism. Shrishtikanta emanates the entire pantheon of Hindu and Buddhist deities, here indicated by the golden threads that lead to numerous beings in clouds that surround the multiarmed and multiheaded central figure. Shrishtikanta stands on a lotus floating in a river, above a large fish, and holds a white lotus flower in one of the principle hands, while the other makes the gesture of charity. The innermost layer of subsidiary arms holds white lotus, the next three layers hold deities and animal gods, while the outermost layer of hands holds various attributes. A crowned Bodhisattva surmounts the eleven rows of heads.

yama-bato:

Book of IconographyNepal, Himalayas1575-1600

yama-bato:

Book of Iconography
Nepal, Himalayas
1575-1600

The Bigfoot Project: A video documentation of artwork created by Bruno Levy in Kathmandu, Nepal, 2011 (via bruno levy)


A Tantric Form of the Hindu Goddess Kali, Folio from a Book of Iconography, 17th century, Nepal, HimalayasLos Angeles County Museum of Art

A Tantric Form of the Hindu Goddess Kali, Folio from a Book of Iconography, 17th century, Nepal, Himalayas

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

(Source: centuriespast)