Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Medicine Buddha - Retinue Figure

སངས་རྒྱས་སྨན་ལྷ། 药师佛
(item no. 57924)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Wang Dzin, Yaksha General: Medicine Buddha Retinue Figure. He is figure number 42 in the Medicine Buddha Mandala and Yaksha General number 7 of the 12. (see Medicine Buddha Deities List). "42 (7). Western direction, dbang 'dzin, red, stick. All hold a mongoose in the left hand, with short fat limbs and a large stomach." (Collection of All Tantras, vol.1, pages 116-117).

Jeff Watt, 9-2010

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