|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||U. of Michigan Museum of Anthropology|
|Catalogue #||#17451, Koelz Collection|
Shakyamuni, Buddha (Tibetan: sha kya tu pa, sang gye. English: the Sage of the Shakya Clan, Enlightened One).
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