Mandala with Symbols of the Five Celestial Buddhas
Mandala with Symbols of the Five Celestial Buddhas

Mandala with Symbols of the Five Celestial Buddhas


Artist
Mongolian (Mongolian)
Date
19th century
Medium
Pigments on sized cloth
Dimensions
Image : 12 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. (31.12 x 31.75 cm)
Mat : 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.64 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton
Object Number
2014.23.403

Label

This mandala contains symbols representing the five Celestial Buddhas. The symbol at the center of the mandala is a vajra, representing Akshobya Buddha. The symbols in the top center and top right quadrant are lotuses, representing Amitabha Buddha. The symbols in the right center and lower right quadrant are swords, representing Amoghasiddhi Buddha. The symbols in the bottom center and bottom left quadrant are dharma wheels, representing Vairochana Buddha. The symbols in the left center and upper left quadrant are flaming jewels, representing Ratnasambhava Buddha. All of the symbols are repeated within the square middle precinct, and at the gates leading to the circular outer precinct, which is filled with parasols, victory banners and dharma wheels symbolizing spiritual enlightenment.



 

Object Type
Painting