Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Prajnaparamita (Buddhist Deity)

ཤེ་རབ་ཀྱི་ཕ་རོལ་ཏུ་ཕྱིན་པ། ནང་ལྷ། 般若波罗蜜多(佛教本尊)
(item no. 90537)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Prajnaparamita, the female personification of the Prajnaparamita Sutras of Mahayana Buddhism surrounded by a host of Buddhas.

Peaceful, with one face and four hands the first pair are held folded at the heart. The upraised right holds a crystal mala (beads) and the left a lotus flower.

Jeff Watt 5-2000

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