Shakyamuni Buddha Scenes from the Buddha's Life illustrate the twelve major acts of a Buddha, as well as his interactions with members of the Sangha; scenes from the Jatakas, or birth stories, recall events in the Buddhas past lives as a Bodhisattva.
These paintings reveal the operation of karma, the value of virtuous action, the nature of compassion, and the attitudes that support the path to enlightenment.
On this thangka twelve episodes are depicted in medallions which are grouped in an arc around the central Buddha image.
|01. Reception||07. Austerities|
|02. Birth of Buddha||08. Enlightenment|
|03. Education of Buddha||09. Mara's subjugation|
|04. Life in the royal palace||10. Doctrine|
|05. The Great Departure||11. Miracles|
|06. Escape||12. Paranirvana|
At the top of the scroll we see White Tara [left], Blue Samantabhadra [center] and Green Tara [right].A red Garuda is depicted below Samantabhadra.
|Measurements:||26 x 40.2" | 66 x 102 cm|
|Shipment:||Parcel Service from Germany or Nepal|
|High resolution:||Display [3.5 MB, 2730 x 3640 px.]|