This thangka was hand-painted in Nepal by a Tibetan artist. This thangka has a gold background, with Shakyamuni Buddha. Shakyamuni Buddha is the first Buddha, born as Siddhartha, and also known as Gautama Buddha. This thangka is 39 inches long and 31 inches wide in the brocade. The painting alone is 12 inches long and 9 inches wide.