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Atisha with Scenes from his Life

Inscription

On reverse, in red ink, in Tibetan, mantras behind each major figure. In black ink, three Chinese characters. On obverse, in gold ink, small Tibetan inscriptions identifying the scenes - to be read.

Provenance

Given to the mfa by Elizabeth Day McCormick in 1947.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Tibetan, Late 18th century

Object Place

Tibet

Accession Number

47.280

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on cotton, mounted in silk satin

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings