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* 32″ SILK BROCADED GOLDEN WOOD SCROLL TIBETAN THANGKA: SHAKYAMUNI AND 18 ARHATS

$39.50 $37.53

Product Description

Size(cm): Top width: 48cm, Bottom width: 54cm, Height: 80cm
Size(inch): Top width: 19″, Bottom width: 21.5″, Height: 32″
Material: Silk, Wood SCROLL, GOLD PASTED ON THANGAKA, BLESSED IN HUAZANG MONASTERY
Description: High Quality gilding and printed on the canvas. Absolutly unique style on ebay. This Thangka has been mounted with wood scrolls, Ready for hanging on the wall, or rolled up for storage. It has silk cover to protect the thangka from dust.

A Tibetan Thangka is a painting of a sacred image or deity on cloth (usually cotton canvas or silk). The delicate, detailed imagery is hung in meditation centers, personal ritual spaces, and even yoga classrooms – anywhere we would like to remind ourselves of the Divine. These richly colored paintings are intended to bring the essence of Spirit into our homes and sacred spaces.

Shakyamuni and the 18 Arhats

The Buddha in the center seated on a lotus throne within an elaborate shrine is Shakyamuni. He sits cross-legged and makes the bhumisparsha mudra, the right hand points downward in the gesture that calls the earth to witness his moment of enlightenment. The left hand is held in a gesture of contemplation.

There were originally 16 Arhats who said to be disciples of Buddha Shakyamuni and could be found in history. Since the late Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), two more Arhats were added and made the sum 18, which became widely acknowledged in the Song Dynasty (960-1276 AD) and popular till now.