Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shakyamuni Buddha - Avadana (teaching stories)

ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ། 释迦牟尼佛
(item no. 86913)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Size 100.63x59.06cm (39.62x23.25in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection The Brooklyn Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc. #BMA 69.164.3, 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 the narrative scenes from the first story of the famous Avadana collection of 108 teaching stories.

Story #1, The Awakening of King Prabhasa.

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

Jeff Watt 3-2002

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