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Shakyamuni

Tibetan
17th century


Object Place: Tibet

Dimensions

Overall: 76 x 50cm (29 15/16 x 19 11/16in.) Storage: 172.3 x 66.6 x 11 cm (67 13/16 x 26 1/4 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.659

Medium or Technique

Distemper on cotton

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Painting without decorative borders, possibly originally in thangka format.

Image depicts scenes and miracles from the life of the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni. One of a set depicting the same subject. Possibly part of set with 26.242, 26.243, 26.244 and 50.3776.

Inscription

Small gold inscriptions identifying scenes and color notations under paint in Chinese. Extensive inscription on reverse.

Provenance

1929, John Templeman Coolidge, Boston, MA; 1929, gift of Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 7, 1929)

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge