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Shakyamuni Buddha Surrounded by Lamas and Deities

Inscription

On obverse, brief inscriptions in gold ink, in Tibetan script, identify individual figures (to be read). On reverse, mantras repeated behind each figure, in red or gold ink.

Provenance

Given to the mfa by William Sturgis Bigelow in 1921.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Tibetan, 18th century

Object Place

Tibet

Accession Number

21.736

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on cotton

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings