Vajrabhairava Mandala and Medium Specificity in the Mongol Court

  • Wed, Mar 22, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Bard Graduate Center

    38 West 86th Street
    New York, New York 10024
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Description

A monumental work of silk tapestry depicting the Vajrabhairava mandala, now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is one of the most dazzling works produced under the patronage of the Yuan dynasty’s Mongol ruling house (1271–1368). In this presentation, Yong Cho explores the Vajrabhairava mandala’s intended ritual function as well as Yuan-era courtly discourses that theorized silk tapestry as a medium of choice for divine imagery.

 

Image: Vajrabhairava mandala, China, ca. 1330–32. Silk tapestry (kesi). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1992.54. Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1992.

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Wed, Mar 22, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Bard Graduate Center

38 West 86th Street
New York, New York 10024 Bard Graduate Center
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