Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Amitabha Buddha - Pureland (Sukhavati)

སངས་རྒྱས་འོད་དཔག་མེད། 无量寿佛
(item no. 90519)
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), red in colour, holding a black begging bowl.

At the top center is another Buddha Amitabha with Avalokiteshvara and Guru Rinpoche seated at the sides. At the left corner is the deity Sitatapatra holding a parasol. At the right corner is the Buddha Shakyamuni.

Filling the landscape in front are the Eight Great Bodhisattvas, 'heart sons of the Buddha.' At the bottom center is the wrathful wisdom protector Shadbhuja Mahakala.

Jeff Watt 5-2000

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