The Buddha Akshobya adorned with sumptuous jewelry and clothed in a rainbow patterned dhoti, with right hand in his characteristic earth-touching gesture, bhumishparsha mudra, his vehicle the elephant beside, seated in vajraparyankasana on a multicolored lotus pedestal, with cushions behind resting against a torana framework with kinnara above, flanked by the bodhisattvas Avalokiteshvara and Maitreya, a host of bodhisattvas above in attentive postures, a Tibetan lama and seven Confession Buddhas beneath, all bordered with an alternating blue, green and red petal border.
Blanche Christine Olschak and Geshé Thupten Wangyal, Mystic Art of Ancient Tibet, New York, 1973, p. 53.
Marylin M. Rhie and Robert A. F. Thurman, Wisdom and Compassion, The Sacred Art of Tibet, London, 1996, (expanded edition), p. 48, Fig. 12.
Hugo E. Kreijger, Tibetan Painting, The Jucker Collection, Boston, 2001, p. 44, no. 8b.
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