Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shakyamuni Buddha

ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ། 释迦牟尼佛
(item no. 60906)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Sakya and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Bodleian Libraries , University of Oxford
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Shakyamuni Buddha: belonging to a set of nine paintings depicting the fifty-one deities of the Medicine Buddha mandala. (See HAR #93554).

At the lower left is the wrathful blue Dharma protector Panjaranata Mahakala with the light blue goddess Ekajati below. At the lower right side is the meditational deity and long life goddess white Ushnishavijaya with three faces and eight hands. Below that is a donor figure.

Jeff Watt 6-2014

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Painting Style: Gyantse Scroll Paintings
Painting Set: Medicine Buddha (Gyantse)
Collection of Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
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Shakyamuni Buddha, 释迦牟尼佛:, ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ། Painting (Masterworks)
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Painting Style: Gyantse (Large Format)