Himalayan Art Resources

Shakyamuni Buddha: Jataka Stories (Single Composition)

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The Thirty-two and One Hundred Jataka Stories are represented here in single composition paintings. Painting #230 has the Thirty-two Jatakas depicted in the top three registers. The lower register depicts the life story of the Buddha along with a selection of Avadana tales.

Painting #30907 depicts Shakyamuni Buddha and the two disciples Shariputra and Maudgalyayana. Surrounding the three figures are the One Hundred Jataka Tales beginning at the top center and moving clockwise around the composition.

Jeff Watt 1-2013