Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shakyamuni Buddha

ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ། 释迦牟尼佛
(item no. 230)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1300 - 1399
Lineages Buddhist
Size 147.32x114.30cm (58x45in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# c2003.50.4
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

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 Maitreya and Manjushri in Dialogue gallery).

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

Jeff Watt 5-2012

Secondary Images
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Subject: Manjushri & Maitreya (Secondary Figures)
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art (RMA): Main Page
Painting Style: Western Tibetan
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Collection of RMA: Painting Masterworks Page
Shakyamuni Buddha: Life-story (Single Composition Masterworks)
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