Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shakyamuni Buddha

ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ། 释迦牟尼佛
(item no. 2159)
Origin Location Tibet
Lineages Sakya and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Shakyamuni Buddha (Tibetan: sha kya tu pa, sang gye. English: the Enlightened One, Sage of the Shakya Clan), founder of Buddhism along with the two disciples Shariputra and Maudgalyayana.

At the top center is blue Vajradhara Buddha. At the left is Vajrasattva. On the right side is Padmasambhava. At the bottom center is Panjarnata Mahakala. At the left side is Brahmanarupa Mahakala. On the right is Shri Devi Dorje Rabtenma.

On the reverse of the composition are the three syllables om, ah, hum written in a Lantsa script.

Jeff Watt 1-2017

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

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Shakyamuni Buddha: Main Page
Collection: Jongen-Schleiper (Paintings)
Collection: Bonhams London (Buddhas)