|Date Range||1400 - 1499|
|Lineages||Sakya and Buddhist|
|Size||29.60cm (11.65in) high|
|Material||Metal, Mercuric Gild, Painted Face/Hair, Precious Stone, Stone Inset: Turquoise|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
Ushnishavijaya (Tibetan: tsug tor nam par gyal ma. English: Victorious Crown Ornament): goddess of long-life, white in colour, with three faces and eight hands, seated inside a stupa.
"Ushnishavijaya, the colour of an autumn moon; with three faces, white, yellow and blue and eight hands. Each face has three very large eyes. The first right hand holds a visvavajra, second a white lotus with Amitabha residing, third an arrow and the fourth in supreme generosity. The first left holds a vajra lasso, second a bow, third bestowing protection and fourth in meditative equipoise holding an auspicious nectar vase; complete with silks and jewel ornaments, seated in [vajra] posture. Within the outer circle of the stupa, on the right [side of the chaitya], above a moon is Avalokiteshvara with a body white in colour; the left hand holds a lotus. On the left [of the chaitya], above a sun is Vajrapani, blue; the left hand holds an utpala with vajra; standing in a peaceful manner and adorned with silks and jewels." (Jamyang Kyentse Wangpo, 1820-1892).
Ushnishavijaya is often accompanied by the deities Amitayus and White Tara. Together they are known as the Three Long-life Deities of Tantric Buddhism. The practice is common to all Schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
Jeff Watt 6-2005
Artist: Sonam Gyaltsen & Atelier (Sculpture)
Buddhist Deity: Ushnishavijaya Religious Context
Sculpture: Figurative, Stone Inlay
Collection of RMA: Selected Sculpture
Collection of RMA: Best of Collection (Sculpture)
Buddhist Deity: Ushnishavijaya Iconography
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Main Page
Collection of Jourdan-Barry
Subject: Masterworks (Iconography, 图像学)
Sculpture: Gilding & Cold Gold
Artist: Sonam Gyaltsen & Atelier (Peaceful Figures)
Sculpture: Sonam Gyaltsen & Atelier (Gilded Masterworks)
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Sculpture (Gallery 1)
Artist: Sonam Gyaltsen & Atelier (RMA)
Buddhist Deity: Ushnishavijaya Main Page