Shakyamuni Buddha with Avadana Legend Scenes. Tangka
from Tibet, probably Lhasa, late 19th to early 20th
century. Ground mineral pigment and fine gold line
on sized cotton. Part of the exhibition "Aesthetics
of the Sacred: The Buddhist Art of Tibet," Smith College
Museum of Art, May 4-August 4, 2007. From the collection
of the Rubin Museum of Art, New York.