Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shakyamuni Buddha - Life Story

ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ། 释迦牟尼佛
(item no. 30201)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Material Ivory, Painted Face/Hair
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Shakyamuni Buddha surrounded by life story narrative scenes. The material is ivory carved in relief and then coloured with mineral pigments. the work is attributed to the 10th Karmapa Choying Dorje (1604-1674). (See other sculptural works attributed to Choying Dorje).

Jeff Watt 10-2012

English Transliteration: [No inscriptions]

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Tibet: Tsuglakang Temple, Lhasa (Visual Dharma), Part II
Artist: Choying Dorje & Atelier (Sculpture)
Sculpture: Ivory & Bone Page