Shakyamuni and Scenes of Life

Tibetan
18th century


Object Place: Tibet/China

Dimensions

132 x 76.5 cm (51 15/16 x 30 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.781 x 0.516 m

Accession Number

26.244

Medium or Technique

Distemper on cotton

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

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.

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