Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Deity: Manjushri Life-story Paintings

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The paintings below are from two different sets of life-story paintings with seven compositions each. Both of these appear to be painted by Tibetan artists for Chinese patrons. A complete set of seven paintings is found in the Palace Museum, Beijing, China.

Another composition with Manjushri at the center, surrounded by narrative vignettes, in a Chinese style is possibly from a set of paintings depicting the teachers Sudhana from the Gandavyuha Sutra.

Life Story & Narrative Sets:
- Life Story Set (Beijing)
- Life Story Set (RMA)
- Narrative (RMA)
- Others...

Jeff Watt 7-2009