Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Medicine Buddha - Retinue Buddha

སངས་རྒྱས་སྨན་ལྷ། 药师佛
(item no. 94292)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection American Museum of Natural History
Catalogue # 70.0/ 6883
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

AMNH Description

One of the Eight Medicine Buddha Brothers accompanied by a portion of the deities of the 51 Deity Mandala. The Sixteen Arhats have also been added along with Tibetan Teachers at the top of the composition.

Jeff Watt 11-2010

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