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The cosmic Buddha Amoghasiddhi
Place of Origin: Tibet, Sakya Monastery
Date: 1275-1350
Object Name: Thangka
Materials: Colors on cloth
Dimensions: H. 33 1/2 in x W. 26 1/4 in, H. 85.1 cm x W. 66.7 cm (image), H. 54 in x W. 37 1/4 in, H. 137.2 cm x W. 94.6 cm (overall)
Credit Line: Museum purchase, City Arts Trust Fund
Department: Himalayan Art
Collection: Painting
Object Number: 1991.3
On Display: No

Description

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Foundations and Motivations
The Buddha of the north is the green Amoghasiddhi, "He of Unfailing Success." As resident of the northern region, he summarizes the powers of all Buddhas who precede him. Amoghasiddhi's special symbol is the four-color crossed lightning bolts (vajra), which can be seen on the cloth of his throne. This crossed vajra is also the foundation for every Lightning Vehicle mandala.

Amoghasiddhi has a female counterpart of great fame and power, Green Tara ("Wisdom").

 


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Exhibition History: "Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet", Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (4/17/1991-8/18/1991), IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York (10/15/1991-12/28/1991), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2/15/1992-4/28/1992)

Enter the Mandala: Cosmic Centers and Mental Maps of Himalayan Buddhism, March 14 — October 26, 2014, Asian Art Museum
Label:

Foundations and Motivations
The Buddha of the north is the green Amoghasiddhi, "He of Unfailing Success." As resident of the northern region, he summarizes the powers of all Buddhas who precede him. Amoghasiddhi's special symbol is the four-color crossed lightning bolts (vajra), which can be seen on the cloth of his throne. This crossed vajra is also the foundation for every Lightning Vehicle mandala.

Amoghasiddhi has a female counterpart of great fame and power, Green Tara ("Wisdom").

 


Exhibition History: "Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet", Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (4/17/1991-8/18/1991), IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York (10/15/1991-12/28/1991), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2/15/1992-4/28/1992)

Enter the Mandala: Cosmic Centers and Mental Maps of Himalayan Buddhism, March 14 — October 26, 2014, Asian Art Museum