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Thangka with Amitayus

Thangka with Amitayus

1600s

Painting on fabric

Image: 68.6 x 67.6 cm (27 x 26 5/8 in.); Framed: 99.1 x 87.6 cm (39 x 34 1/2 in.)

Gift of Walter H. Drew 1991.1081

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This thangka includes a series of donor portraits of Hindu laypeople from Rajasthan, who sponsored this painting for a Buddhist temple. It is from a fascinating moment in Nepalese history when Nepal was governed by the Rajput Gurkha clan.

See also
Collection: 
Nepalese Art
Type of artwork: 
Painting

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