Early 19th century Tibetan thangka depicting Buddha Amitabha surrounded by his eight manifestations. Amitabha is the Buddha of Infinite Light and presides over Sukhavati (the Western Paradise). Beautifully painted with natural mineral pigments on cotton, wonderful tranquil face, original silk mounts, original silk gauze cloth protecting the painting from light and wear (can be seen bunched up for the purpose of photography on top of the mounts on Enlargement 2). Excellent quality painting, some expected wear, overall in great condition for a 200 years old devotional object. Comes from old Washington DC collection. Painting size 14.25 x 10 inches (36 x 26 cm), mounts 29.5 x 17.5 inches (75 x 44 cm).