Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shakyamuni Buddha - Shakyamuni

ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ། 释迦牟尼佛
(item no. 92001)
Origin Location Ladakh
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Uncertain
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection U. of Michigan Museum of Anthropology
Catalogue # #17451, Koelz Collection
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Buddha

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Shakyamuni, Buddha (Tibetan: sha kya tu pa, sang gye. English: the Sage of the Shakya Clan, Enlightened One).

Sanskrit: Buddha Shakyamuni Tibetan: Sang gye sha kya tu pa

The right hand extended across the knee performs the earth-touching mudra (gesture) and the left in the mudra of meditation supports a begging bowl. With the legs in vajra posture, right over left, he sits atop a moon disc and multi-coloured lotus blossom seat surrounded by a blue-orange nimbus, dark green aureola and a canopy of fruit laden foliage.

Jeff Watt 11-2000

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Shakyamuni Buddha: Main Page
Region: Ladakh, Northern India
Collection of University of Michigan (Koelz Collection)