Mural Painting


From: China | Shanxi | Hongtong | Guangshengsi

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C492
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese | Buddhist
Provenience China | Shanxi | Hongtong | Guangshengsi
Period Ming Dynasty
Date Made ca. 1476
Section Asian
Materials Mud | Seeds | Straw | Leaves | Tempera
Technique Painted | Mural
Iconography Tejaprabha Buddha | Worshippers | Sun-chariot Wheel
Inscription Language Chinese Language

The central figure in this mural is Tejaprabha, the Buddha of Blazing Light, who protects against natural calamities. He is sometimes paired with Bhaisajyaguru, the Healing Buddha, and is identified by a gold wheel in his hand and the title of the sutra held by one of his accompanying bodhisattvas. Other celestial deities, attendants, monks, and worshippers surround him.

See also C493, C494, C495 and C692.

Height 5.41 m
Width 2.36 m
Credit Line Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1926

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