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Buddha Akshobhya and the Eastern Assembly of the Sarvadurgatiparishodhana Mandala

14th century

Rubin Museum of Art

Rubin Museum of Art
New York, United States

This painting of Buddha Akshobhya—identifiable by his blue color, his hand gestures, and the elephants on his throne—corresponds to the eastern quadrant of a traditional, circular mandala over which this buddha presides. The four differently colored bodhisattvas to the side of his legs would immediately surround him in the mandala while the white ones flanking his head would sit in the next level out. To the side of the lotus in this painting are two offering goddesses, and the deity that serves as gatekeeper to this section of the inner mandala palace sits in the center of the throne.

Details

  • Title: Buddha Akshobhya and the Eastern Assembly of the Sarvadurgatiparishodhana Mandala
  • Date Created: 14th century
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Rubin Museum of Art, C2010.8
  • Medium: Mineral pigments on cloth
  • Exhibition History: Rubin Museum of Art, "Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection" (03/11/11 - 1/9/12)

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