Amitayus Buddha with Ushnishavijaya and White Tara
MediumPigments, gilding on sized cloth
DimensionsWork : 4 x 3 1/2 x 7/8 in. (10.16 x 8.89 x 2.22 cm)
Credit LineGift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton
In Mongolian Buddhist painting, Amitayus is frequently depicted together with two bodhisattvas, Ushnishajivaya and White Tara, who are also believed to confer good health and long life on those who pray to them. The reverse of this painting is inscribed with a three-syllable consecration mantra.