Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shakyamuni Buddha - with the 35 Buddhas of Confession

ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ། 释迦牟尼佛
(item no. 87004)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Buddhist
Size 134.62x109.22cm (53x43in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Philadelphia Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc. #1961-149-4, Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Ristine, 1961
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Buddha

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Shakyamuni Buddha and the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas from the Mahayana Buddhist Confession Sutra according to the Ludrub (Nagarjuna) iconographic system. This is a single composition and does not belong to a set of paintings. The Nageshvara Raja depiction, at the top left, blue in colour with a white face, follows the Tsongkapa system of depiction. There might also be other variations with a few of the Buddha depictions.

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

Jeff Watt 8-2010

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