This beautiful hand painted Tibetan thangka depicts Shakyamuni Buddha སངས་རྒྱས་ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ། (aka Gautama Buddha) sitting on a lotus platform upon a Lion Throne. The Buddha is seated with his right hand in earth-touching bhumisparsa mudra and with an alms bowl filled with nectar in his left hand. His two principal disciples, Sariputra ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ། and Maudgalyayana མོའུ་འགལ་གྱི་བུ།, stand to his sides and each holds a khakkhara staff in the right hand and a black alms bowl in the left. Above Shakyamuni Buddha on the upper part of the Thangka are the Buddhas of the five families (jinakula) - Vairochana རྣམ་པར་སྣང་མཛད་(white), Akshobhya མི་བསྐྱོད་པ་ (blue), Ratnasambhava རིན་ཆེན་འབྱུང་གནས་ (gold/yellow), Amitabha འོད་དཔག་མེད་ (red), and Amoghasiddhi དོན་ཡོད་གྲུབ་པ་ (green).
The thangka is painted entirely by hand on cotton canvas using natural mineral and vegetable pigments with 24K gold details. The complicated designs, intricate brushstrokes, and extraordinary detail make these thangkas authentic works of Buddhist art. A true masterpiece, this traditional Buddhist painting is the perfect addition to your home, meditation space, room shrine or altar space.
The painting comes unframed and ready for Western style framing or with traditional brocade. Please contact us and let us know if you would like to have brocade with this Thangka. There will be an additional cost for the type of brocade you would choose. Kindly make a request as soon as you place an order.
Handcrafted by master local artists in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.
Size: Full canvas measures approximately 66*48 centimeters. Inside painted area measures about 60*42 centimeters.