Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Confession Buddhas as Minor Figures

Confession Buddhas Main Page

The most common central subject for the Thirty-five Confession Buddha composition is Shakyamuni Buddha, however, Nageshvara Raja, Amitabha or Maitreya can also be found at the center. The earliest painting of the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas on the HAR website is #89956. Aside from the Confession Buddhas appearing in a single composition as the main subject they are commonly depicted as minor figures in sets of paintings depicting Shakyamuni Buddha and the Sixteen Arhats. The Thirty-five can also be depicted in a much larger Single Composition with other figures and iconographic sets included, such as the Eighty-four Mahasiddhas, the Eight Great Bodhisattvas, etc.

The Thirty-five Confession Buddhas Depicted in Arhat Painting Sets:
- Set Example 1
- Set Example 2
- Set Example 3
- Set Example 4
- Set Example 5
- Set Example 6
- Set Example 7
- Set Example 8
- Set Example 9
- Set Example 10

Jeff Watt [updated 11-2019]

(The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).