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 gold and red tangka is Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, depicted here as the central figure surrounded by his guards, dragons and nature . Shakyamuni is seated, the right hand lowered in bhumiparsha mudra and the other holding a begging bowl.
Approximate dimensions: Height: 58cm, Width: 45cm.