Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shakyamuni Buddha - Avadana (teaching stories)

ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ། 释迦牟尼佛
(item no. 85734)
Origin Location Tibet
Lineages Kagyu and Karma (Kagyu)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc. #M.82.9
Painting School Karma Gardri
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Buddha

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Avadana Painting #2 containing stories 4-6. From a set of 22 tangkas and 108 stories.

(4) The Fall of King Mandhata.
(5) The Gift of Candraprabha.
(6) Travels to the Island of Badara.

The Avadana paintings were conceived and sponsored by Situ Panchen Chokyi Jungne (1700-1774). From the first set of paintings numerous copies were later made.

[Story names from Leaves of the Heaven Tree, the Great Compassion of the Buddha by Padma Chophel, 19th century. (Based on the Bodhisattvavadanakalpata of Kshemendra, 11th century). Translated by Deborah Black. Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1997.]

Jeff Watt 11-2000

Related Items
Contents: Avadana List (Situ Panchen Set)

Thematic Sets
Collection of Los Angeles County Museum (Tibetan Late Painting Masterworks)
Painting Set: Avadana Composition (Situ Panchen Design) Main Page
Painting Set: Avadana, Palpung Style (LACMA/Rubin Set 1)
Collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art