15th Century - 19th Century
Five Dhyani Buddhas
Painting. The Paradise of Amitabha. Amitabha Buddha seated against a palace pavilion, attended by Avalokitesvara(4 armed form, rare ehre), and Vajrapani. Four teaching Buddhas at corners of palace enclosure, Sakyamuni bottom center. Ten standing Buddhas on clouds at each side. More bodhisattvas, monks and devas in adoration. Gandharvas and other celestial votaries offering music and gifts from above. Below the throne, King Song-tsan Gampo, Avalokitesvara(4 armed) and Green Tara, etc. Above: the Five Dhyani Buddhas in bodhisattva dress. East Tibetan type, extremely interesting iconographically because of its variations on a rather familiar theme. Fine mounting of old Chinese satin, with dragons, bats and clouds, early to middle 18th century.
Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service
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