Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shakyamuni Buddha - Avadana (teaching stories)

ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ། 释迦牟尼佛
(item no. 86912)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Size 101.60x59.06cm (40x23.25in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection The Brooklyn Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc. #BMA 69.164.15, Gift of Mr. And Mrs. Arthur Wiesenberger
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Buddha

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Shakyamuni Buddha (Tibetan: sha kya tu pa, sang gye. English: the Enlightened One, Sage of the Shakya Clan) surrounded by various story vignettes from the Avadana.

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

At the middle left is story #94, Yashomitra's Nectar of Merit.

At the middle right is story #95, The Tigress: the Karma of Generosity.

At the lower right is story #96, The Compassionate Elephant.

Jeff Watt 3-2002

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