Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Buddha - (unidentified)

སངས་རྒྱས། 佛陀
(item no. 3313897)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Buddhist
Material Bronze
Collection Museum der Kulturen, Basel
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Buddha

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Buddha Viranandi (Tibetan: pa wo gye) or the Buddha Brahmadatta (Tibetan: tshang pa jin).

This image belongs to the set of 35 Confessional Buddhas and within that set there is Viranandi and Brahmadatta that have a similar appearance to each other. Viranandi is described as orange in colour, holding a sun in the right hand and a red lotus in the left. Brahmadatta is yellow in colour and holds a moon and a lotus.

Jeff Watt 5-2002

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