This thangka was painted by hand in Kathmandu, Nepal. This thangka features the Life of Buddha motif in a Mandala design. Life of Buddha thangkas depict the twelve great deeds of Buddha's life. Life of Buddha thangkas are depicting the first Buddha, Shakyamuni, also known as Gautama Buddha, and born as Siddhartha. To see the twelve great deeds of Buddha's life, please read our Life of Buddha article.
This thangka is 40 inches long and 25 inches wide with the brocase, and the painting alone is 18 inches long and 14 inches wide. This Life of Buddha thangka is painted in a Mandala format.