Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Amitabha Buddha - Nirmanakaya

སངས་རྒྱས་འོད་དཔག་མེད། 无量寿佛
(item no. 87235)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Uncertain
Size 64.30x51cm (25.31x20.08in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Catalogue # acc.# 67.848, Gift of John Goelet
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Buddha

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Amitabha, Buddha (Tibetan: o pag me, sang gye. English: the Enlightened One of Immeasurable Light): surrounded by numerous smaller identical forms. At the bottom center of the painting is an inscription in fine gold lettering giving instructions for placement next to others from the same set: left first.

Jeff Watt 4-2001

Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: left first.

Wylie Transliteration of Inscription: gyon dang po.

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Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston