|Origin Location||Eastern Tibet|
|Date Range||1700 - 1799|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
Avadana Painting #18 containing stories 88-92. From a set of 22 tangkas and 108 stories.
(88) The Son of Hastishayyati, upper middle, a story about wisdom and a failed monk. (89) The Liberation of Dharmaruchi, a story about cause and effect and his former births. (90) Dhanika?s Offerings, in a story about cause and effect and the source of his wealth. (91) The Eloquence of King Shibi, a story about wisdom and a conversation with a daemon. (92) The Daughter of Maitra, a story about patience and a boy given a girls name.
The Avadana paintings were conceived and sponsored by Situ Panchen Chokyi Jungne (1700-1774). From the first set of paintings numerous copies were later made.
[Story names from Leaves of the Heaven Tree, the Great Compassion of the Buddha by Padma Chophel, 19th century. (Based on the Bodhisattvavadanakalpata of Kshemendra, 11th century). Translated by Deborah Black. Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1997.]
Jeff Watt 4-2000