Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shakyamuni Buddha

ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ། 释迦牟尼佛
(item no. 77186)
Origin Location Tibet
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Publication: Wisdom Publications, Calender
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Shakyamuni Buddha and the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas from the Mahayana Buddhist Confession Sutra according to the Ludrub (Nagarjuna) iconographic system. This composition belongs to a seven painting set. Each painting contains five of the Thirty-five Buddhas. At the top center and is a deity or possibly an image of a teacher. At the bottom center is a wealth deity of possibly a protector deity. In this example, at the top center is Amitayus Buddha. At the bottom center is Yellow Jambhala.

Sanskrit: Buddha Shakyamuni Tibetan: Sang gye sha kya tu pa

Jeff Watt 8-2010

Wisdom Calendar 2000 - March (full catalog list)

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