|Date Range||1700 - 1799|
|Lineages||Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
Avadana Stories 34 to 38.
Painting #10  containing stories 34-38. (Comparables: HAR #30, #89106). 34. The Nagas Nanda and Upananda, Maudgalyayana subdues two troublesome nagas. 35. The Householder Sudatta, several stories about the virtue of pure generosity. 36. Ghosila, The Honest official, further stories about the virtue of gift giving. 37. Purna's Power of Virtue, an illegitimate child grows up, renounces worldly life, becomes a monk and then an arhat. 38. Mukapangu, The Idiot Cripple, a prince is faced with many difficulties while trying to become a monk.
[Story names from Leaves of the Heaven Tree, the Great Compassion of the Buddha by Padma Chopel, 19th century. (Based on the Bodhisattvavadanakalpata of Kshemendra, 11th century). Translated by Deborah Black. Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1997].
Jeff Watt 2-2016