Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shakyamuni Buddha - Life Story

ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ། 释迦牟尼佛
(item no. 87240)
Origin Location Nepal
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Uncertain
Size 108x75.40cm (42.52x29.69in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Catalogue # acc. #67.846, Gift of John Goelet
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Shakyamuni, Buddha (Tibetan: sha kya tu pa, sang gye. English: the Enlightened One, Sage of the Shakya Clan): attacked by Mara prior to reaching enlightenment.

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

Jeff Watt 4-2001

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Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston