ARTEFACTS

Amitayus

  • Цаглашгүй нас / Аюуш / Цэгмид / Цэвэгмэд / Caglašgüi nas / Ayuuš / Cegmid / Cewegmid
  • Čaγlasi ügei nasun / Ayusi
  • Tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus
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  • Thangka
  • 19th century
  • Pigment on cotton
  • Height: 70 cm / Width: 54 cm / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Hans Leder, Inv. Nr.: 57175
  • Néprajzi Múzeum Budapest
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Amitayus, the deity of longevity, is sitting in meditation position, holding a vase filled with the ambrosia of immortality and a branch of the ashoka-tree in his both hands. He is surrounded by one hundred and seven small images of himself, making a total number of one hundred and eight figures.
© Olaf Czaja
Amitayus
/ Mongolia / 19th century

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