Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Hand Prints (Backs of Paintings)

Hand Prints (Backs of Paintings) | Backs of Paintings Main Page | Footprints & Handprints Main Page | Handprints & Footprints Outline

1. Inscriptions | 2. Stupa Drawing | 3. Hand Prints | 4. Mandalas | 5. Miscellaneous

Types of Hand Prints:

1. Single Print.
2. Pair of Prints.
3. Multiple Prints or Pairs of Prints.

Impressions from life, of hand prints of famous Buddhist teachers, predominantly Kagyu, Gelug and Nyingma placed on the backs of paintings. The prints do not belong to the artist but rather to the religious teacher who was asked to bless the painting after completion. Click on an image to view the source page and see the front main subject of the painting.

(The images below are only a selection of examples).

Jeff Watt 4-2013