An impressive and fine Tibetan thangka of Buddha Amitabha. 16th century or earlier
The transcendent Buddha surrounded by 190 white, red, green, gold, and blue Buddha and flanked on either side by a bodhisattva, sitting in vajraparyankasana with his hands in dhyanamudra on a monumental peacock throne. He wears an sumptuous crown topped by a vajra finial. Extensive earrings, numerous necklaces, bracelets, and elaborately crafted leggings underline his magnificent appearance. Behind Amitabha is an aureole with a lotus motif surrounded by another red-ground aureole with tendrils. Behind him rises a palace architecture whose nine towers are formed by a decorated stupa. Gold brocade mounting, framed and glazed.
168 x 138 cm
Wallraf Collection, Munich