Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Wheel of Life

སྲིད་པ་འཁོར་ལོ་བྲིས་ཐང་དང་ལྡེབས་རིས། 生死轮绘画和壁画
(item no. 65356)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1960 -
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Wheel of Life (bhavanchakra). See a schematic outline of the sections and meanings of the painting. The Twelve Links begin at the 12:30 position with a blind man walking with a stick.

Jeff Watt 8-2009

(Purchased at Christies auction, New York, 2004).

Secondary Images
Related Items
Publication: Selection of Works - Painting (RMA)

Thematic Sets
Wheel of Life: Positive & Negative Actions
Wheel of Life: Six Buddhas
Contemporary Art: Miscellaneous Paintings (Traditional)
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art (RMA): Main Page
Wheel of Life Main Page
Wheel of Life: Five Sections
Exhibition: Awaken (Rubin Museum)
Wheel of Life: Two Verses & Purity of Nirvana
Collection: Christie's, Painting (March, 2004; NY)