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Guhyasamaja and Adhiprajna

Guhyasamaja and his consort Adhiprajna represent the symbolic and mystical union of compassion and wisdom envisioned through the joining of the male principles (compassionate, active, skillful) with the female (wise, passive, insightful).

Guhyasamaja and Adhiprajna
19th century
Thangka; ink and colors on linen
30 5/8 x 22 ΒΌ in. (77.8 x 56.5 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 71.4.4