|Date Range||1400 - 1499|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
This subject is tentatively identified as Maitreya although there is no evidence to support this attribution. Vairochana Buddha is also a very real possibility.
The central subject likely comes from the Yoga or Charya Tantras. With the recent discovery of names for the attendant figures, found along the edges of the painting, it is hoped that a correct attribution will be forthcoming in the near future.
Jeff Watt 4-2003
Wisdom Calendar 1993 - May (full catalog list)
Front of Painting
Wylie Transliteration of Inscription: Top right: g.shin rje sbyas. Top left: 'chim dgra 'bral g... Upper right: bde skyin ma. Upper left: 'bar dang ma. Lower right: g.shin rje chos ma. Lower left: g.shin rje si la ma. Bottom center: g.cho...phag pa zha ma.
Collection: Private 1
Subject: Composition - Floating Figure
Buddhist Deity: Maitreya (Painting Masterworks)
MH Private (Painting)
Buddhist Deity: Maitreya Main Page
Stupa: Painting, Textile & Print
Buddhist Deity: Maitreya (Buddha Appearance)
Painting Style: Gyantse Scroll Paintings
Subject: Deities & Stupas