|Date Range||1600 - 1699|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment, Red Background on Cotton|
Medicine Guru Buddha (Tibetan: sang gye men lha. Sanskrit: Bhaishajyaguru Vaiduryaprabha-raja): at the center is Medicine Buddha surrounded by the seven buddha brothers. Iconographically the Medicine Buddha has the typical appearance of a buddha but rather than golden skin has a blue colour. He holds in the right hand a myrobalan medicinal fruit and in the left supports a black begging bowl filled with healing nectar in the lap.
"...Bhagavan, Medicine Guru, with a body dark blue in colour, one face and two hands. The right hand is in the gesture of supreme generosity holding an arura, left in meditative equipoise holding a bowl of nectar; with splendid glorious marks and examples. Wearing the three religious robes; two feet seated in vajra posture." (Jamyang Kyentse Wangpo, 1820-1892).
At the middle left is Maitreya. At the middle right is Manjushri. At the lower center is Vaishravana Riding a Lion.
Jeff Watt 3-2014