20 March 2009
A thangka of Buddha Shakyamuni
Tibet, 18th century
Seated at center in dhyanasana on a lotus, his left hand in dhyana mudra and his right reaching across the knee, with golden skin, dressed in crimson and saffron robes with gold floral motifs, surrounded by registers of miniature Buddhas seated in meditation, each also wearing saffron or crimson robes
Opaque pigments and gold on textile
28¾ x 18½ in. (73 x 47 cm.)
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