Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Amitabha/Amitayus Buddha - Amitabha (Nirmanakaya)

སངས་རྒྱས་ཚེ་དཔག་མེད། 无量寿佛
(item no. 15126)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Karma (Kagyu)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Shechen Archives - photographs
Painting School Karma Gardri
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Buddha

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Amitabha Buddha (Tibetan: o pag me, sang gye. English: the Enlightened One of Immeasurable Light): red in colour, seated on a peacock throne, with both hands placed in the lap in the mudra (gesture) of meditation supporting a black begging bowl; surrounded by the 'Eight Great Heart-sons' of the Buddha.

Jeff Watt 11-2000

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