Eight Medicine Buddhas


Artist
Mongolian (Mongolian)
Date
Late 19th-early 20th century
Medium
Woodblock print
Dimensions
Image : 15 3/4 x 11 1/8 in. (40.01 x 28.26 cm)
Sheet : 16 3/4 x 12 3/8 in. (42.55 x 31.43 cm)
Mat : 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.64 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton
Object Number
2014.23.328.3

Label

Because woodblock prints were relatively easy and inexpensive to produce, they were an affordable alternative to paintings for many Mongolian Buddhist monks and lay people. This print portrays Bhaishajyaguru sitting on an elevated throne in a lush garden surrounded by the other seven Medicine Buddhas. A table set with offerings of flowers and fruits is positioned in front of the buddhas, who are flanked by the bodhisattvas Suryaprabha and Candraprabha. 



 

Object Type
Print