|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Publication: A Tale of Thangkas|
Shakyamuni Buddha (Tibetan: sang gye sha kya tu pa. English: the Enlightened One, Sage of the Shakya Clan) with attendants. This is the first composition in a painting set depicting the life story of Shakyamuni Buddha. The set is likely composed of eleven or thirteen compositions.
Several monastic figures are portrayed to the sides and in front of the throne along with Brahma, yellow in colour, with four faces and Vishnu, white in colour, holding a conch shell. Painting sets such as this are often created from wood block prints and then coloured.
Jeff Watt 2-2016