Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Medicine Buddha - Retinue Buddha

སངས་རྒྱས་སྨན་ལྷ། 药师佛
(item no. 69449)
Origin Location China
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Nirghosharaja, seventh Buddha in the set of Eight Medicine Buddha Brothers. This figure could also be Ratnasambhava Buddha from a set of Five Symbolic Buddhas.

Buddha (Medicine Buddha Set): with Amitayus Buddha in Sambogakaya appearance at the top center accompanied at the sides by eight heavenly offering goddesses. At the bottom left is White Tara and on the right is Green Tara. At the bottom center are the symbolic offerings of the five enjoyments.

Jeff Watt 2-2011 [updated 5-2019]

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Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Faith & Empire - Art & Politics in Tibetan Buddhism

Thematic Sets
Painting Style: Chengde (Miscellaneous Sets)
Region: Chengde Buddha Paintings
Painting Style: Chengde (China)
Collection of Asian Art Museum of San Francisco