Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Dipamkara Buddha - (Seated)

མར་མེ་མཛད། 燃灯佛
(item no. 90511)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Buddha

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Dipamkara Buddha (Tibetan: Mar ma dze, sang gye) from a set of three paintings depicting the Buddhas of the three times, Shakyamuni, Dipamkara and Maitreya, along with the Sixteen Great Arhats.

At the top is Amitayus Buddha along with what appears to be Manjushri and another bodhisattva - both seated at the upper sides. Four Arhats descend alongside the central figure with another arhat, Hvashang and two Direction Kings, Virupaksha and Dhritarashtra, at the bottom.

Jeff Watt 5-2000 [updated 2-2011]

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