Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Amitabha Buddha - Pureland (Sukhavati)

སངས་རྒྱས་འོད་དཔག་མེད། 无量寿佛
(item no. 86908)
Origin Location Western Tibet
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Size 67.31x56.18cm (26.50x22.12in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection The Brooklyn Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc. #BMA 84.265, Gift of Mr. And Mrs. Robert L. Poster
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. At the top center above the draped canopy are the Five Transcendent Buddhas. Standing at the sides of the throne are the 16 Great Bodhisattvas. Various buddhas, bodhisattvas and offering figures fill the landscape. The painting is executed in the Guge style of Western Tibet.

Jeff Watt 3-2002

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