important (Monument 12) Identify and analyze this painting of a very large Buddha surrounded by others.
'Parinirvana of The Buddha', 1086, during Heian Period, ink on silk. Final nirvana occuring upon Shakyamuni of 80 years old at Beluva. Ananda saw Buddha ill, and stayed at the Capala Shrine, was fed by Cunda, a son of a goldsmith with a dish called 'sukaramaddava' (boar's delight), either meant to be boar meat or truffles, after which he got dysentry but told Ananda not to blame him and also to disallow anyone from eating the left overs, which were then buried. They then moved to a grove of trees in Kushinagar, where he lay on a couch head to the North. Buddha laid on his right, foot over the over, with his head supported by his right hand. The sal trees bloomed. The painting is done in hieratic scale, with Buddha being the biggest and most important. There are many nobles, children and Bodhisattvas in attendance. "All compounded things are subject to decay, strive with diligence," were his last words, then, serenely, he passed into parinirvana. The bodhisattva nearest to Shakyamuni's head is probably Kannon, her expression is contrasted to the weeping figure below, Ananda. The Bodhisattvas have a greater understanding of Buddha's entrance into Nirvana, whilst the weeping humans still hold on to worldy concerns. The animal figure on the bottom right corner depicts a cross between a pig and a lion, perhaps as Shakyamuni's lion or reminiscent of his last meal.