Thangka Depicting Shakyamuni Buddha.
Painted in Nepal using the traditional Tibetan style of painting using ground mineral pigment on cotton or silk, these beautiful Thangkas function as one of the principle meditational tools in Buddhist practice. They usually depict a central Buddhist deity or teacher surrounded by associated gods and lineage figures, describes events or myths attributed to important religious teachers, or outlines the blueprint of a particular deity’s realm as a mandala.
Depicted in this stunning, intricately painted red and gold tangka is Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, depicted here as the central figure with his attendants and surrounded by animals and a multitude of smaller emanations arranged in rows and columns . Shakyamuni is seated in vajra on a lotus throne, the right hand lowered in bhumiparsha mudra and the other holding a begging bowl.
Approximate dimensions: Height: 50cm, Width: 40cm.