Shakyamuni

Tibetan
17th century


Dimensions

Overall: 132.5 x 76.5cm (52 3/16 x 30 1/8in.)

Accession Number

26.242

Medium or Technique

Distemper on cotton

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Painting without decorative borders, possibly originally in thangka format.

Sakyamuni seated cross-legged on lotus throne making dharmachakra and dhyana mudras. Surrounded by scenes from his life or jataka stories, set in verdant landscape. Figures very Chinese style. Part of set with 26.243 and 26.244. Possibly also 29.659 and 50.3776.

Inscription

Small gold inscriptions identifying scenes and color notations under paint in Chinese.

Provenance

1926, Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge, MA; 1926, gift of Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection