Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Amitabha Buddha - Pureland (Sukhavati)

སངས་རྒྱས་འོད་དཔག་མེད། 无量寿佛
(item no. 90517)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Uncertain
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Buddha

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Amitabha, Buddha (Tibetan: o pa me, sang gye, English: the Enlightened One of Immeasurable Light) seated beneath a wish-fulfilling tree.

Various heavenly beings floating on cloud banks against a blue sky shower down auspicious symbols.

Standing on the green lawn below are the Eight Offering Goddesses and the Eight Bodhisattvas lounging in seated postures atop lotus cushions. A host of orange robed monks are gathered along the bottom.

Jeff Watt 5-2000

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