Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shakyamuni Buddha - Life Story

ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ། 释迦牟尼佛
(item no. 90509)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Uncertain
Material Ground: Paper
Collection Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Shakyamuni, Buddha (Tibetan: sha kya tu pa, sang gye, English: the Enlightened One of the Shakya Clan) returning from teaching in the heavens, descending on a jeweled staircase. This block print image is from a famous set of compositions depicting the life story of Shakyamuni Buddha.

Jeff Watt 5-2000 [updated 2-2011]

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