Gautama Buddha (circa 563 BCE-483 BCE), also known as Śākyamuni, was a spiritual teacher from ancient India who founded Buddhism. A watercolor painting on cotton that depicts Gautama Buddha surrounded by nine figures. The painting also depicts the male and female patron on the painting in Sanskrit expressed in phonetic Tibetan, Bhalaram Norbu and Bhanavati Drolma.
Inscription in Tibetan on the verso, which venerates Gautama Buddha, the patrons, and the artist.
Acquired from various sources. For further information consult entries for individual tankas in the guide to the collection., Gift of Martin J. Gerson, 1959.
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Tanka Collection. General Collection of Books and Manuscripts, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.