Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Medicine Buddha - Retinue Buddha

སངས་རྒྱས་སྨན་ལྷ། 药师佛
(item no. 8901)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Painting School Khyenri
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Ashokattamshri Buddha (pink).

Seated at the upper left (viewer's side) is Dudtsi Drag (1153-1232), 4th in the Nartang Monastery lineage. On the right side is Chim Namkha Drag (1210-1285), 7th in the Nartang lineage. Each figure has a Tibetan name inscription.

The composition most likely belongs to a nine painting Medicine Buddha set of paintings.

Jeff Watt [updated 9-2019]

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