University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameThangka (uncertain)
Object Number:29-198-4
Current Location: Collections Storage
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 18th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Iconography:Sakyamuni Buddha
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. John L. LeConte & Robert G. LeConte, 1914
Other Number:GETZ 278 - Other Number


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).

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914) View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Bishop, Carl W. 1914. "Tibetan Sacred Art". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum. Vol. V. no. No. 4. pg. 189-205 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 189-205View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East.. Philadelphia. pg. 52 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: page 8. No. 4View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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