Shakyamuni Buddha - Avadana (teaching stories)
(item no. 494)

Central Tibet

1800 - 1899

Buddhist Lineage

86.36x57.15cm (34x22.50in)

Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton

Collection of Rubin Museum of Art

(acc.# F1996.27.1)

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Avadana Painting containing stories #57-59. From a set of more than twenty-two paintings and one hundred and eight stories.

(57) Building of the Stupas, cause and effect. (58) King Punyabala's Practice of Giving, a story of a king and generosity. (59) The Trial's of Ashoka's Son Kunala, stories of cause and effect.

Jeff Watt 7-2007

Reverse of Painting
Special Features: (Printed script (Uchen), is stupa-shaped, includes "Om Ah Hum" inscription)

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