Photo, Print, Drawing Dpag bsam ʾkhri shing. Mdzad brgya Dpag bsam ʾkhri śin. / Dpag bsam ʾkhri śin

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Title
Dpag bsam ʾkhri shing.
Other Title
Mdzad brgya Dpag bsam ʾkhri śin.
Dpag bsam ʾkhri śin
Summary
This 18th c. thangka (Tibetan painted scroll) is the central piece of a set known as Dzegye Paksam Trishing or "The wish-granting tree of a hundred lives." The set depicts the stories of the Buddhas's former births, or Jatakas, and is based on the Sanskrit work, Avadana-kalpa-lata written by a Kashmiri poet Ksemendra and completed by his son Somendra in 1052. This thangka illustrates the history of the textual transmission of the text. The central image is the historical Buddha Shakyamuni, surrounded by his disciples. Immediately above the Buddha is the 5th Dalai Lama, who supervised the printing of the bilingual Tibetan-Sanskrit edition of the text. Ksemendra is shown in the upper left cluster. All figures can be identified by the gold names beneath them. The thangka was commissioned by Phurchok Ngawang Jampa (1682-1762) and painted in the Menri tradition in the Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, from 1744 to 1746. It was donated to the Asian Division by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Bstan-ʼdzin rgya mtsho in July, 2010.
Contributor Names
Phur-bu-lcog Ṅag-dbaṅ-byams-pa, 1682-1762.
Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935- donor.
Created / Published
[Tibet] : [producer not identified], [not after 1800]
Subject Headings
-  Gautama Buddha--Pre-existence
-  Gautama Buddha--Pre-existence--Pictorial works
-  Tankas (Tibetan scrolls)--Washington (D.C.)--Early works to 1800
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  Title devised by cataloger.
Medium
1 sheet ; 150 x 92 cm
Call Number/Physical Location
BQ930 .D73 1700z
Digital Id
https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.asian/asianscd.2011432260
Library of Congress Control Number
2011432260
Online Format
image
Description
This 18th c. thangka (Tibetan painted scroll) is the central piece of a set known as Dzegye Paksam Trishing or "The wish-granting tree of a hundred lives." The set depicts the stories of the Buddhas's former births, or Jatakas, and is based on the Sanskrit work, Avadana-kalpa-lata written by a Kashmiri poet Ksemendra and completed by his son Somendra in 1052. This thangka illustrates the history of the textual transmission of the text. The central image is the historical Buddha Shakyamuni, surrounded by his disciples. Immediately above the Buddha is the 5th Dalai Lama, who supervised the printing of the bilingual Tibetan-Sanskrit edition of the text. Ksemendra is shown in the upper left cluster. All figures can be identified by the gold names beneath them. The thangka was commissioned by Phurchok Ngawang Jampa (1682-1762) and painted in the Menri tradition in the Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, from 1744 to 1746. It was donated to the Asian Division by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Bstan-ʼdzin rgya mtsho in July, 2010.
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Phur-Bu-Lcog Ṅag-Dbaṅ-Byams-Pa, and Dalai Lama Xiv Bstan-ʼDzin-Rgya-Mtsho. Dpag Bsam ʾkhri Shing. Washington D.C, 1800. [Tibet: producer not identified, not after] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2011432260/.

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Phur-Bu-Lcog Ṅag-Dbaṅ-Byams-Pa & Bstan-ʼDzin-Rgya-Mtsho, D. L. X. (1800) Dpag Bsam ʾkhri Shing. Washington D.C, 1800. [Tibet: producer not identified, not after] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2011432260/.

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Phur-Bu-Lcog Ṅag-Dbaṅ-Byams-Pa, and Dalai Lama Xiv Bstan-ʼDzin-Rgya-Mtsho. Dpag Bsam ʾkhri Shing. [Tibet: producer not identified, not after] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2011432260/>.

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