|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Lineages||Jonang (Sakya) and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
Tibetan: Sang gye men la
This unusual composition depicting the Medicine Buddha belongs to the Jonang Tradition and was likely painted in the Dzamthang region of Eastern Tibet which is now located in Sichuan Provine of China. The fifty-one figures that comprise the Medicine Buddha Mandala such as the eight Medicine Buddhas and Prajnaparamita are located above the central figure and in the lower left. The Sixteen Bodhisattvas are arranged in front of the throne. The worldly gods and deities are in the foreground along with depictions of teachers and monks such as Padmasambhava. The four Guardian Kings are located in the bottom right and left corners. The Twelve Yaksha Generals appear to be absent from this composition.
Jeff Watt 2-2016