Shakyamuni Buddha

Tibetan
17th century


Object Place: Tibet/China

Dimensions

132 x 76.5 cm (51 15/16 x 30 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

26.243

Medium or Technique

Distemper on cotton

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Painting without decorative borders, possibly originally in thangka format.

A seated Shakyamuni is the central figure of the composition. Sakyamuni sits cross-legged on lotus throne, making bhumi-sparsa and dhyana mudras. He is surrounded by scenes from his life and other stories, painted in a Chinese style. All set in verdant landscape. Part of set with 26.242 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