Hanging Scroll (uncertain)
Temple scroll. Illuminated painting of Sakyamuni Buddha seated among clouds with a golden body and wearing a red robe which covers both shoulders. The deity's head is covered with short blue curly hair, and shows the urna mark and pendulous ears, after the type of Dhyani Buddha images at Gaya during the reign of Asoka ( 272-232 BCE ). The hands are held the mystical position of teaching getsure, vitarka mudra (tips of forefingers held against thumbs).
Gift of Mrs. John L. LeConte & Robert G. LeConte
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)
[Article] Bishop, Charles W. 1914. Tibetan Sacred Art. The Museum Journal. Volume V (No. 4): 189-205. : Page/Fig./Plate: 189-205
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East. : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 4
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