Friday, August 03, 2007

Buddha in the Far East

Tibetan buddhist album cover


lotus flowers in Buddhist sketch album


Buddhist monks


Buddhist monks in Tibetan album


sketch of Tibetan monks


monks in Tibetan sketch album


Tibetan monk ceremony


monks in Tibet sketch


20th century Tibetan sketch


Buddhist imagery


Buddhist iconic figures


Buddha


Tibetan album lotus flowers


back cover Tibetan album


From the Oriental and Judaica Collections at the Royal Library of Denmark:

" Anonymous: Ershiba fojiao zhi xiang (28 pictures of Buddhist figures)

Five sheets with handpainted Buddhist figures between two covers. Chinese or Tibetan from early 20th Century.

The figures portray Sakyamuni (Shijiamouni) his two disciple Ananda (Anantuo) and Kasyapa (Qie(ka)yebo), three guardian figurers and 18 Arhats (Luohan). Accompaning Buddha and each of the eighteen Arhat are explanatory texts.

On the bach side of the covers lotus plants and flower can be seen."

3 comments :

dhammarati said...

thanks for posting these delightful, unusual images of the buddha.
dhammarati

Allison Ann Aller said...

Extremely beautiful...thanks....

bett/ said...

is beatiful , is excellente your pages from Spain
bett

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