University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameThangka
Object Number:51-4-136
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Sakyamuni Buddha
Monks
Buddha of the Past
Buddha of the Future
Disciples
Musicians
Luohan
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number:28-X - Other Number

Description

Painting. Sakyamuni Buddha with the two principal students, Sixteen Elders, Two Attendants and four Guardian Kings. Sakyamuni on a throne of glory, attended by two of his monk disciples, and two monk-musicians (intended to represent living people?) and the 18 luohans. In the upper corners the Buddhas of the past and future. Very interesting for its complete iconography. A representative Tibetan work.


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