Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Amitabha/Amitayus Buddha - Pureland (Sukhavati)

སངས་རྒྱས་ཚེ་དཔག་མེད། 无量寿佛
(item no. 86906)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug
Size 95.25x65.02cm (37.50x25.60in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection The Brooklyn Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc. #BMA 36.748, Gift of Herbert L. Pratt in Memory of His Wife
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Buddha

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Amitabha, Buddha (Tibetan: o pa me, sang gye. English: the Enlightened One of Immeasurable Light) seated in the pureland of Sukhavati contained within a rainbow sphere. Seated at the top center are the Five Transcendent Buddhas: Vairochana, Akshobhya, Amitabha, Ratnasambhava and Amoghasiddhi. Seated at the sides of the central figure are the 8 great Bodhisattvas. Various other buddhas, bodhisattvas and offering figures fill the landscape.

Jeff Watt 3-2002

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