huntington.2 at OSU.EDU
Sat Feb 14 18:11:36 UTC 2004
Our web person was in doing some work today and said he could put up
the makaras on Monday.
I'll Put up a detail of the Rakta Ganesh one with a detailed explanation.
> > These observations do not address later methods of rendering makaras.
>> Over time they in great ornamental arrays. One of these, by the
>> fifteenth century artist Jivarama was drawn in the N.S. 555 (1435)
>> sketchbook (now in the S. K. Neotia Collection) and was included as
>> part of a throne back to Rakta Ganapati that he painted for Peljor
>> Sangpo at Gyantse. See Dina's and my Circle of Bliss Catalog, pp
>> 495-7 or at:
>Going to the web page to see this magnificent picture and the makaras, I
>note that in this case they are spouting live lotuses from their tails
>instead of their mouths that seem to support some kind of bird (the
>resolution is not clear enough to discern more than that). It also looks as
>though the deities just above their mouths are meant to be seen as having
>been ejected from their mouths? or not?
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