Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shakyamuni Buddha - Avadana (teaching stories)

ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ། 释迦牟尼佛
(item no. 24081)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Buddha

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Avadana Stories 67 to 71.

Painting #16 [15] containing stories 49-54. (Comparables: HAR #65587, #3314420).
(67) Sangharakshita's Spiritual Journey.
(68) Padmavati's Ordeal.
(69) Consecration of the Dharma King.
(70) The Arhat Madhyantika in Kashmir.
(71) Shanavasika's Humility.

[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

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