Citation
Śākyamuni Buddha in the teaching posture

Material Information

Title:
Śākyamuni Buddha in the teaching posture
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Donor:
Donated by the 14th Dalai Lama in 1977.
Place of Publication:
Tibet, China
Publication Date:
Language:
Tibetan
Materials:
Thangka, gouache on silk, mounted on silk brocade, hung between horizontal rods ( medium )
Measurements:
H130 x W68 cm in

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Gautama Buddha ( LCNA )
गौतम बुद्ध
ཤཱ་ཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ
亚洲 -- 中国 -- 西藏
亞洲 -- 中國 -- 西藏
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- China -- Tibet
Coordinates:
31.66667 x 88

Notes

Abstract:
Śākyamuni, the Buddha of the present world age, lived around the fourth century BCE in northern India. He is here portrayed against a landscape background with other Buddha figures in the sky and scenes from his life. The composition reflects the integration in Tibetan art of the iconic style of portrayal inherited from South Asia with the treatment of landscape derived from Chinese art, which was achieved by the fifteenth century and has continued to the present day. The dating of Tibetan thangkas is often difficult, but is aided in this piece by the Chinese silk brocade of the mount (Text by Philip Denwood, from the exhibition catalogue: Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Anna Contadini, Editor. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007.) ( en )
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Gautama Buddha : 259214649
General Note:
The 'Objects of instruction : the treasures of SOAS' exhibition was funded through a generous gift from the Foyle Foundation and with the support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
General Note:
Source: A. Contadini (ed.), Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007. Listed as item number: 61

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Brunei Gallery
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.