Shakyamuni Buddha

Shakyamuni Buddha (detail). Tibet. 13th-14th century. Gilt bronze, pigment. The Ester R. Portnow Collection of Asian Art, a gift of the Nathan Rubin-Ida Ladd Family Foundation.  

As Tibet Week comes to a close, take a close look at a 14th-century Tibetan gilt statue of Shakyamuni Buddha in the Carlos Museum collection. A similar statue can be found on the altar at the Drepung Loseling Monastery and Center for Tibetan Studies in Atlanta. Visit Odyssey Online South Asia to learn more about the two statues and about the role an altar plays in Buddhist practice from Buddhist monk and scholar Geshe Damdul Namgyal, or watch a video of his explanation here.



Take time to notice all of the Shakyamuni Buddha's details by putting together a puzzle.

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