Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Amitabha/Amitayus Buddha - Pureland (Sukhavati)

སངས་རྒྱས་འོད་དཔག་མེད། 无量寿佛
(item no. 911)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Sakya
Size 63.50x49.53cm (25x19.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1999.29.6
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Buddha

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Amitabha, Buddha (Tibetan: o pag me, sang gye. English: the Enlightened One of Immeasurable Light). Seated at the top are Shakyamuni Buddha and Amitayus both flanked by Sakya patriarchs (Tib.: je tsun gong ma). The eight great bodhisattvas attend at the lower right and left.

Jeff Watt 11-2000

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