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Tanka of Gautama Buddha and scenes from the Vessantara Jātaka, circa 1700-circa 1800

 Part of Collection — Box: 3 (Oversize)
Call Number: Tibet MSS 62, Series I
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Tanka of Gautama Buddha and scenes from the Vessantara Jātaka

Scope and Contents

A Tibetan watercolor painting on cotton that depicts Gautama Buddha surrounded by scenes from "Vessantara Jātaka," In the story a compassionate prince gives away everything he owns, including his wife and children, thereby displaying the virtue of perfect charity.

The tanka includes a silk cover.


  • circa 1700-circa 1800

Language of Materials

From the Collection: In Tibetan and Sanskrit.

Physical Description

1 painting: watercolor on cotton; 65.5 x 40.0 cm. bordered with silk 134 x 76 cm.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: The materials are open for research.

General note

Former call number: TIB. 67.3.

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