The historical Buddha accompanied by two bodhisattvas


Japanese Collection

Accession Nr.: 5615
Type: painting
Date of production:
19th century
Edo (Tokugawa) period
Place of production:
Acquisition: collected by Péter Vay
Materials/Techniques: colours and gold on textile mounted on paper
Dimensions: height: 90.5 cm
width: 37 cm
The image shows the Historical Buddha (Sanskrit: Śākyamuni) and his two bodhisattva attendants. The Śākyamuni Buddha is seated on a tall
throne in the centre, his right hand raised in the gesture of dispelling fear. To the left of the main figure is the bodhisattva Fugen on a white
elephant, while on the right is the bodhisattva Monju sitting on a lion.