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Shakyamuni with Arhats, Sages, and White Six-Armed Mahakala

c. 18th century
Artist/maker unknown, Tibetan or Chinese
The central figure, the Buddha Shakyamuni, stands with his right hand in the gesture of teaching and his left in the gesture of meditation. To his right and left, on the outside edges, are sixteen Arhats. On the bottom, a devotee appears in three forms: a hermit monk in a cave, a yogi, and a Bodhisattva. The devotee is probably the person who commissioned the painting of this thangka.

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