A thangka of Vairocana
Tibet, 15th century
Seated with hands in dharmachakramudra on a lotus base over a lion throne, wearing ornate blue, green and red brocade robes and heavy jewelry and crown highlighted with gilt pastiglia, backed by a red torana and surrounded by rows of seated buddhas
Opaque pigments and gold on textile
20½ x 15¼ in. (52 x 38.7 cm.)
Onno Janssens Collection, Netherlands, acquired in Amsterdam by 1996
Himalayan Art Resources, www.himalayanart.org, item no. 66704
This painting is likely one of a set of five paintings depicting the Five Symbolic Buddhas.