Illuminated page of the Prajnaparamita-Sutra – Buddha in worship
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ABM 032

 Code: ABM 032

  Country: Tibet (west)

  Style: Purang-Guge Kingdom

  Date: 1000 - 1100

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 34 x 17.5

  Materials: Distemper on paper

Manuscript of the Prajnaparamita-Sutra illustrated with an enthroned Buddha in the act of worshipping

Allegedly discovered inside an abandoned and hidden cave in Western Tibet. The seated Buddha displays the gesture of respectful salutation (namaskara-mudra) and looks in admiration upward. He is encircled by a circular rainbow coloured aureole. The Buddha is placed on a throne supported in the centre with a pillar flanked by some purple-green emblems on a blue background. Above the crossbeam supported by pillars of the Corinthian type is a makaratorana with prominent scrolling tails.