|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Date Made:||19th Century|
Five Dhyani Buddhas
|Credit Line:||Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951|
|Other Number:||28-W - Other Number|
6-1959-7 - Other Number
Painting. Amitabha Buddha in the Sukhavati Pureland. Amitabha Buddha seated against a palace pavilion, attended by Avalokitesvara (4 armed form, rare here), 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 Songtsen 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.
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