Shakyamuni Buddha
(item no. 230)


1300 - 1399

Buddhist Lineage

147.32x114.30cm (58x45in)

Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton

Collection of Rubin Museum of Art

(acc.# c2003.50.4)

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Shakyamuni Buddha, the two principle disciples, the Sixteen Arhats, and 116 life story and previous life story vignettes.

Just above the head of the central large Buddha figure, to the right and to the left side, are the two bodhisattvas Manjushri and Maitreya. They are seated in relaxed postures with the legs distended in front. Small stupas are pictured between them as the appear to be in dialogue (see the Maitrya and Manjushri in Dialogue gallery).

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A. Shakyamuni & Two Bodhisattva.
B. Life Story Vignettes.
C. Sixteen Arhats.
D. Manjushri.
E. Maitreya.
F. Teachers.

Jeff Watt 5-2012

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Exhibition: Big!

Thematic Set
Shakyamuni Buddha: Life-story (Single composition)
Shakyamuni Buddha: Life Story, Confession & Arhats
Shakyamuni Buddha: Jataka Stories (Single Composition)
Shakyamuni Buddha: Main Page
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery I
Painting Style: Western Tibetan
Shakyamuni Buddha: Jataka Stories Main Page

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