Object Place: Tibet/China
132 x 76.5 cm (51 15/16 x 30 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Distemper on cotton
Not On View
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.
Small gold inscriptions identifying scenes and color notations under paint in Chinese.
1926, Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge, MA; 1926, gift of Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)
Denman Waldo Ross Collection