Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Thirty-five Confession Buddhas Art History

Confession Buddha Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description (below)
- Masterworks
- Outline Page
- Painting
--- Painting & Sculpture Sets
- Sculpture
- Region
- Early Period: 11th to 14th century
- Middle Period: 15th to 17th century
- Late Period: 18th to present
- as Minor Figures
- Sculpture Sets
- Murals, Samye
- Buddha Main Page
- Confusions
- Others...

- Confession Buddhas: Color Conventions
- Thirty-five Confession Buddhas

The most common central subject for the Thirty-five Confession Buddha composition is Shakyamuni Buddha, however, Nageshvara Raja, Amitabha, Maitreya or Avalokiteshvara 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: 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. Also see a Single Composition Example with other figures and iconographic sets includes.

Database Search: Shakyamuni Buddha & the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas

Jeff Watt 7-2011 [updated 5-2015, 4-2017, 12-2019]

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