From: East Tibet

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Thangka
Object Number 51-41-9
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tibetan | Tibetan Buddhism | Buddhist
Provenience East Tibet
Date Made 19th Century
Section Asian
Iconography Bhaisajyaguru Buddha | Suryaprabha | Chandraprabha | The Seven Buddhas of Medicine | Tsongkhapa | Lama | Attendants | Manjusri | Avalokitesvara | Deva | Brahma | Indra | Vajrapani | Yaksa | Jewel-Spitting Mongoose
Inscription Language Chinese Language | Chinese Language

Painting of Bhaisajyaguru, Medicine Buddha, with his associated deities of Suryaprabha, Chandraprabha and the 7 Buddhas of Medicine. Thangkas are paintings which are often used as meditational aids. The Buddha holds a bowl made of lapis lazuli which holds a divine healing nectar (amṛta) which is meant to be received through meditation. Also represented are Tsongkhapa and his two attendants, two high lama incarnations. Below the throne is Manjusri, Avalokitesvara, Vajrapani in demon form, 12 Yaksa (each holding a mongoose spewing jewels), 4 Deva Kings, Brahma and Indra. The writing on the silk cover is unrelated to the subject matter of the thangka.

Credit Line Gift of Schuyler V. R. Cammann, 1951

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