Shakyamuni Buddha together with Shariputra and Maudgalyayana Thangka is handpainted by Master Thangka Artist from Nepal. The size of the thangka is 76*50cm.
Shakyamuni Buddha is known as sang gye sha kya tu pa in Tibet. He is depicted in the center of with Shariputra and Maudgalyayana in the button left and right corner of the Thangka.
In this thangka, Shakyamuni Buddha is gazing forward with a contented smile. The blue-black hair of Buddha is piled on the crown of the head topped with a gold-like ornament.
The earlobes are long and pierced which is a sign of royal upbringing. A dot is represented in the forehead between the eyebrows and the neck is marked with three horizontal lines.
The right arm is extended across the knee with the fingertips of the hand almost touching the ground in the mudra of Earth Witness calling the personified ‘Goddess of the Earth’ to confirm the moment of the Buddha’s enlightenment.
The left handheld in the lap in the mudra of meditation supports a black begging bowl a gift of the Kings of the Four Directions.
The two legs are folded with the right over left in the posture of Vajrayana representing stability.
He is wearing the orange and red saffron-colored robes with freely obtained pigments. He is sitting above a multi-colored lotus blossom surrounded by a blue nimbus adorned with wish-fulfilling jewels.
Shariputra is standing on the left side of the shakyamuni Buddha. He is holding a black begging bowl with the left hand and a khakkhara staff in the right.
Maudgalyayana is on the right side holding a khakkhara staff in the right hand and a black begging bowl in the left, wearing orange robes.
At the bottom front, a red table with a blue top supports an array of offerings.
“Born in the Shakya race through skillful means and compassion; destroying the army of Mara who was unable to be destroyed by others; with a body radiant like a mountain of gold. Homage to you, King of Shakya.”