Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Amitabha/Amitayus Buddha

སངས་རྒྱས་ཚེ་དཔག་མེད། 无量寿佛
(item no. 91005)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Uncertain
Size 38.10x27.94cm (15x11in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Amitayus, Buddha (Tibetan: tse pag me, sang gye. English: the Enlightened One of Immeasurable Life).

Amitayus Tibetan: Tse pag me

Peaceful in appearance, red in colour, with one face and two hands in meditation holding a vase of long-life nectar. At the top center is the Lama Tsongkapa accompanied by two students. At the bottom left is the goddess Ushnishavijaya, white, with three faces and eight hands. At the right side is the goddess White Tara with one face and two hands adorned with eyes on the palms and soles of the feet.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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Buddhist Deity: Amitayus Buddha (Sambhogakaya)
Subject: Village Art Page