Va­jrad­hatu Man­dala

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YOU COULD WRITE A BOOK ABOUT A PAINT­ING LIKE THIS, BUT AS THE GAL­LERISTS AT LONDON’S ROSSI & ROSSI NOTE, IT “HAS NOT YET BEEN THE OB­JECT OF A THOR­OUGH AND CON­CLU­SIVE STUDY.” WHEN ONE IS UN­DER­TAKEN, RE­SEARCHERS WILL FIND PLENTY OF MA­TE­RIAL TO WORK WITH. PRO­DUCED IN THE 11TH CEN­TURY, THIS SCENE IS PACKED WITH TI­BETAN BUD­DHIST IM­AGERY: A COURT­YARD PALACE, BUD­DHAS AT THE FOUR CAR­DI­NAL POINTS, AND DIF­FER­ENT EL­E­MENTS OF BUD­DHIST MYTHOL­OGY REP­RE­SENTED IN EV­ERY LINE, COLOUR AND FIG­URE IN THE PAINT­ING.

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