The MAP Academy

About The MAP Academy

The MAP Academy is a non-profit online resource that consists on an Encyclopedia of Art, Courses and Blog that encourage knowledge building and engagement with South Asian art. Its aim is to make art histories more accessible, based on the idea that doing so can have a positive social impact through broadening perspectives on humanity, heritage and culture. Visit The Map Academy for more.

Left: Yaksha, c. 50 B.C.E., India, sandstone, 45.7 x 33 x 88.9 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art); right: Yakshi Holding a Crowned Child with a Visiting Parrot, c. 50 B.C.E., India, terracotta, 11.7 x 23.5 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Mythological figures often represented visually in a pair, the yaksha and yakshi are found across early Buddhist, Jain and Hindu art.

Yaksha and Yakshi