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Archives of Asian Art (1 October 2017) 67 (2): 143–187.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Rob Linrothe Abstract This essay argues that the design strategies of the murals in the Akaniṣṭha Shrine, the top-floor shrine at Tāranātha's Takden Phuntsokling, were intended to provoke in the viewer a type of absorption compatible with Tibetan Buddhist values. This would have been in line with...
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Figure 8. Akaniṣṭha Heaven, south end of east wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3.2), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. Figure 8. Akaniṣṭha Heaven, south end of east wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3.2), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. More
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Figure 3. Iconographic layout of Akaniṣṭha Shrine. Numbers indicate main themes, letters indicate Life of the Buddha episodes. Drawing by Mel Keiser. For a detailed identification of the numbers and letters, see appendix . Figure 3. Iconographic layout of Akaniṣṭha Shrine. Numbers indicate More
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Figure 5. Mañjuśrī (detail), south side of west wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3.9), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. Figure 5. Mañjuśrī (detail), south side of west wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3.9), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. More
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Figure 11. Amitāyus, west end of south wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3.7), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. Figure 11. Amitāyus, west end of south wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3.7), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. More
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Figure 12. Amoghasiddhi, west end of south wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3.8), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. Figure 12. Amoghasiddhi, west end of south wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3.8), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. More
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Figure 18. Southwest corner of Akaniṣṭha Shrine, showing Amoghasiddhi (3.8), west end of south wall, and four Bodhisattvas, south end of west wall, first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. Figure 18. Southwest corner of Akaniṣṭha Shrine, showing Amoghasiddhi (3.8), west end of More
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Figure 20. Avalokiteśvara, northern end of west wall in Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3.16), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. Figure 20. Avalokiteśvara, northern end of west wall in Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3.16), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. More
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Figure 22. Syāmātārā and retinue figures, north end of east wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3.21), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. Figure 22. Syāmātārā and retinue figures, north end of east wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3.21), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. More
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Figure 41. Painted pillar with offering goddess, Akaniṣṭha Shrine, first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. Figure 41. Painted pillar with offering goddess, Akaniṣṭha Shrine, first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. More
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Figure 42. Śākyamuni Buddha, slightly west of center on north wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3.18), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. Figure 42. Śākyamuni Buddha, slightly west of center on north wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3.18), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph More
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Figure 6. Standing female Bodhisattva (detail), northern end of west wall in Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3.16), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. Figure 6. Standing female Bodhisattva (detail), northern end of west wall in Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3.16), first half of seventeenth century More
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Figure 10. Ratnasambhava (left), Akṣobhya (center), and Mahāvairocana (right), east end of south wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3.4–6, respectively), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. Figure 10. Ratnasambhava (left), Akṣobhya (center), and Mahāvairocana (right), east end of More
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Figure 13. Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen (1292–1361) with monastic and other followers, north side of east wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3.22), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. Figure 13. Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen (1292–1361) with monastic and other followers, north side of east wall More
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Figure 14. First episode in Life Story series, depicting bestowal of Bodhisattva's crown to Maitreya, east end of south wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3. a ), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. Figure 14. First episode in Life Story series, depicting bestowal of Bodhisattva's More
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Figure 15. Episode in Life Story series, depicting Dream of Queen Māyā, conception of Buddha, east end of south wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3. b ), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. Figure 15. Episode in Life Story series, depicting Dream of Queen Māyā, conception of Buddha More
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Figure 16. Episode in Life Story series, depicting Māravijaya (Defeat of Māra), near north corner of west wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3. l ), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. Figure 16. Episode in Life Story series, depicting Māravijaya (Defeat of Māra), near north corner More
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Figure 17. Episode in Life Story series, depicting first sermon at Sarnath, near west corner of north wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3. m ), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. Figure 17. Episode in Life Story series, depicting first sermon at Sarnath, near west corner of north More
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Figure 19. Seated Mañjuśrī (3.9) and standing Maitreya Bodhisattva, near south end of west wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine, first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. Figure 19. Seated Mañjuśrī (3.9) and standing Maitreya Bodhisattva, near south end of west wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine, first More
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Figure 21. Amoghapāśa and retinue figures (Bhṛkutī, Ekajaṭā, Rakta-Amoghapāśa, and Hayagrīva), south end of east wall of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (3.3), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. Figure 21. Amoghapāśa and retinue figures (Bhṛkutī, Ekajaṭā, Rakta-Amoghapāśa, and Hayagrīva More