Shakyamuni and Scenes of Life
Object Place: Tibet/China
132 x 76.5 cm (51 15/16 x 30 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.781 x 0.516 m
Medium or Technique
Distemper on cotton
Not On View
Painting without decorative borders, possibly originally in thangka format.
Part of set with 26.242, 243. Sakyamuni sits on lotus throne in bhumisparsa and dhyana mudra. He is surrounded by scenes, probably from his life, set in verdant landscape. Very Chinese in style. Condition: so-so, some losses, needs L hooks (foam core) Obverse: small gold inscriptions sdentifying scenes.
1926, Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge, MA; 1926, gift of Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)
Denman Waldo Ross Collection