Gautama Buddha, Seated in Bhumisparsa Midra with Two Arhats, Surrounded by Scenes from His Life According to the Lalita-vistara

Tibetan
19th century


Object Place: Nepal

Dimensions

54.5 x 73.4 cm (21 7/16 x 28 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

07.301

Medium or Technique

Distemper on cotton

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Painting with decorative borders, mounted on support panel. Would have originally been in thangka format.

Seated Buddha Shakyaminu flanked by two disciples and making the bhumisparsha mudra (earth-touching gesture). Image also contains narrative scenes from the Buddha’s life proceeding in a clockwise direction, and culminating in the Buddha’s parinirvana in the upper-left.

Provenance

1907, Edward W. Forbes, Cambridge, MA; 1907, gift of Forbes to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 11, 1907)

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Waldo Forbes