Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shakyamuni Buddha - Jataka (previous lives)

ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ། 释迦牟尼佛
(item no. 87219)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Uncertain
Size 158x77cm (62.20x30.31in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Catalogue # acc.# 50.3773, Bequest of Carleton E. Noyes
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 life story vignettes.

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

Jeff Watt 4-2001

Related Items
Publication: Visual Dharma: the Buddhist Art of Tibet

Thematic Sets
Shakyamuni Buddha: Jataka Stories Main Page
Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Painting Set: One Hundred Jataka Stories (MFA Boston)