Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Refuge Field (Buddhist) - Gelug Lineage

སྐྱབས་འགྲོའི་ཞིང་ངམ་ཚོགས་ཞིང་། 皈依境(佛教)
(item no. 87209)
Origin Location China
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug
Size 78x48cm (30.71x18.90in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Catalogue # acc.# 17_1683, Gift os Miss Elizabeth G. Houghton
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Shakyamuni Buddha (Tibetan: sha kya tu pa, sang gye. English: the Sage of the Shakya Clan, Enlightened One): surrounded by the lineage of incarnate Panchen Lamas above, meditational deities below, along with protectors and wealth deities - the Field for the Accumulation of Merit (Tib.: tsog shing). An inscription along the bottom gives a date of 1795 for when the painting was commissioned.

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

Jeff Watt 4-2001

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