Medicine Buddha by Mukti Singh Thapa


This spectacular work by master artist Mukti Singh Thapa is of Bhaisajyaguru, or the Medicine Buddha. Upon achieving enlightenment, the Medicine Buddha vowed 12 sutras. These mantra are chanted by followers to help aid their physical, mental and spiritual healing. He heals the inner sicknesses of attachment, hatred and ignorance, and outer suffering and pain. This piece displays Thapa's mastery of the 13th - 16th century Newar Design style through its rich color palette, precise lines, and use of traditional iconography.

This original thangka, or paubha in Nepal, is painted in the traditional manner with ground mineral pigments on primed cotton canvas. Here, the Buddha is painting in rich blue lapis lazuli and the gold ornaments, such as the crowns and jewelry, are painted painstakingly with 24 carat gold. A painting of this large size will take several months to compose, sketch and complete.

While the original painting has sold, Mahakala Fine Arts has produced a Collector's Edition fine art print so that you can enjoy this museum quality work of art. Printed in three sizes, each size is limited to 100 prints and can only be found at Mahakala Fine Arts. They are printed on thick archival paper in the same quality used by top museums worldwide.

With your 120 cm (47 inch) and 80 cm (31 inch) fine art prints you will receive an authentication card, signed by the artist in English and Nepali script, as well as an artist biography. The 50 cm (20 inch) print is signed and numbered directly by the artist and comes with an artist biography.

Mahakala Fine Arts donates a portion of all print sales to social programs in the Himalaya. Please join us!

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