Manuscript cover decorated with the five transcendental Buddhas
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ABM 004

 Code: ABM 004

  Country: Tibet


  Date: 1300 - 1400

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 67.5 x 20.5

  Materials: Wood

Manuscript cover with representations of the Five transcendental Buddhas (Tathagatas)

From left to right: Aksobhya with the gesture of touching the earth (bhumisparsa-mudra); Ratnasambhava with the gesture of charity (varada-mudra);
Vairocana with the gesture of highest enlightenment (bodhyagri-mudra);
Amitabha with the gesture of meditation (dhyana-mudra); and
Amoghasiddhi with the gesture of fearlessness (abhaya-mudra).

(Formerly part of the Beasley collection; 1882-1939)