About this object

Thangka of Amitabha in Sukhavati. At the top centre is a small white Tara seated within a pavillion, at the bottom centre is Tsongkhapa and two of his disciples. On either side of Amitabha are eight disciples and numerous other figures. There is a mantra on the reverse.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art; Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Leather Skin; Copper Alloy; Pigment; Textile Cotton; Wood
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the Abbey Art Centre
  • Collector
    R L Vance
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    1220 mm x 862 mm; 48 1/16 in x 33 15/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's comment: Information taken from an unpublished catalogue by Daniel Quall King on the thangka collections of Liverpool, Edinburgh and Durham.
  • Related people
    Abbey Art Centre ( Owner); R L Vance ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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