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

Description

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

Bibliography:

[Article] Bishop, Charles W. 1914. Tibetan Sacred Art. The Museum Journal. Volume V (No. 4): 189-205. : Page/Fig./Plate: 189-205View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East. : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 4View Objects cited in this Publication

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