Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shakyamuni Buddha - Avadana (teaching stories)

ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ། 释迦牟尼佛
(item no. 494)
Origin Location Central Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Buddhist
Size 86.36x57.15cm (34x22.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1996.27.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Buddha

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Avadana Painting containing stories #57-59. From a set of more than twenty-two paintings and one hundred and eight stories.

(57) Building of the Stupas, cause and effect. (58) King Punyabala's Practice of Giving, a story of a king and generosity. (59) The Trial's of Ashoka's Son Kunala, stories of cause and effect.

Jeff Watt 7-2007

Reverse of Painting
Special Features: (Printed script (Uchen), is stupa-shaped, includes "Om Ah Hum" inscription)

Secondary Images
Related Items
Publication: Leaves From the Heaven Tree (Avadana Contents)

Thematic Sets
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 3
Painting Set: Avadana Stories Main Page
Shakyamuni Buddha: Life Story Main Page
Painting Set: Avadana Stories (Painting Sets)
Painting Sets: Narrative & Life Story Painting Sets