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Tanka of Gautama Buddha and scenes from the Starving Tigress Jaíãtaka

Tanka of Gautama Buddha and scenes from the Starving Tigress Jaíãtaka

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Date: circa 1700-1800
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Description:
Other common spellings for Tibetan banner paintings include thangka, thanka, and tangka.
Abstract:
A Tibetan watercolor painting on cotton that depicts Gautama Buddha surrounded by scenes from "The Starving Tigress Jātaka." In the story a bodhisattva sees a starving tigress about to eat her own cubs, and the bodhisattva offers her his own body. Inscription in Tibetan on verso describes the position of the tanka in relation to other tankas. The tanka includes a silk cover and ribbons.
Physical Description:
1 painting: watercolor on cotton; 60 x 41 cm. bordered with silk brocade 135 x 81 cm.
Host Note:
Other common spellings for Tibetan banner paintings include thangka, thanka, and tangka.
Box:
Box 34
Rights:
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
Curated Collection: Tankas
Exhibition Note:
Tanka collection
Object ID: 10563722
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