Maitreya Buddha Thangka, Tibetan Buddhist Thangka
Maitreya Buddha is the earliest and kind Bodhisattva also known as Buddha of the future. He is the successor of Shakyamuni Buddha and he will come to this world to teach the pure dharma.
There are different representations of Maitreya with different poses and gestures. In this thangka painting, Maitreya is seated above a throne in the most common position with the legs extended and both feet on the ground. His skin is yellow-gold color and his two hands are placed in front of his heart performing the Dharma Teaching mudra. He holds the stems of two utpala (lotus) flowers blossoming and supporting on the right a water flask and on the left a Dharma wheel. Maitreya has adorned with several jewels: a crown, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and he wears silk scarves and colorful robes with gold decors.
Size: 18"/45cm (Width) x 24"/60cm (Height)
Materials: Cotton Canvas, Genuine 24K Gold, Poster Colors