From: Tibet

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Thangka
Object Number 51-4-132
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tibetan | Buddhist
Provenience Tibet
Date Made 19th Century
Section Asian
Technique Painted
Iconography Avalokitesvara | Sahasrabhujalokeshvara | Sakyamuni Buddha | Amitabha Buddha | Manjusri | Vajrapani | Acala | Green Tara

Painting. 1000 armed, 11 faced, Avalokitesvra (Sahasrabhujalokeshvara), on either side the 6 muni who preside over the 6 worlds of rebirth. Above: a trinity of Buddhas, Sakyamuni, Amitabha, Bhaisajyaguru; with 2 bodhisattvas in the corners, Manjusri and Vajrapani who are often associated with Avalokitesvara in a lesser trinity, symbolizing Wisdom, Mercy, Power. Bottom: Acala, with the white and green Taras in the corners. This is iconographically very interesting becasue none of the figures (except the 6 Muni Buddhas) carry their required attributes. (Perhaps it was felt that they were sufficiently recognizable without them, by their context in this painting.)

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number 28-A - Other Number

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