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Shakyamuni in meditation

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Inscription

On reverse, in red and black ink, an image of a stupa with lengthy inscriptions on and around it in Tibetan (to be read). Also a brief Tibetan inscription embroidered into the mount on the back of the upper wood dowel: "gyas-gnyis-pa" (= number 82?). Silk veil woven with Tibetan inscriptions, probably standard mantras, but to be read.

Provenance

Given to the mfa by Edward W. Forbes in 1907

Credit Line

Gift of Edward W. Forbes

Tibetan, 17th century

Object Place

Tibet

Dimensions

148 x 85 cm (58 1/4 x 33 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.742 x 0.479m

Accession Number

07.306

Medium or Technique

Distemper on cotton

Collections

Asia

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