Skip to main content

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
Click here to access online
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.

Dates

  • 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.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.