Dharmapala Thangka CentreSchool of Thangka Painting

11.20 Golden Buddha Mandala

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This mandala belongs to the category of gold backgrounded paintings [Tib.: "Gser Than"].

It shows Buddha Shakyamuni in center attended by the two monks Shariputra und Maudgalyayan who are famous for their intellectual and mystical powers.

The first circle of the mandala contains the sixteen Arhats, the enlightened monks who remain in this world to continue to teach the Buddha´s doctrine until the arrival of the next Buddha:

01. Piṇḍola Bhāradvāja09. Gopaka/Jīvaka
02. Kanakavatsa10. Panthaka
03. Kanakabharadvaja11. Rāhula
04. Subinda/Abhedya12. Nāgasena
05. Nakula/Bakula13. Aṅgaja
06. Śrībhadra/Bhadra14. Vanavāsin
07. Mahākālika/Kālika15. Ajita
08. Vajriputra15. Cūḍapanthaka/Kṣudrapanthaka

The style tends to be rich in smallest details, exquisitely refined patterning [usually in polished gold]. The threadlike gold lines in extremely delicate patterns of the highest refinement are an especially notable feature of this painting and creates an exceedingly elegant and linear style.

Special features of gold background Thangkas

Measurements: 23.6 x 36.2" | 60 x 92 cm
Price: on request
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany or Nepal
Color: Color Version
Material: Natural Stone Colors