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Mandalas of the Ngör Cycle according to Sakyapa Teachings, 1475-1500

Unknown (Central Tibet, Tsang region - 1475-1500)

opaque watercolour on cotton, with silk borders
83.5 x 74.3 cm
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1980
National Gallery of Canada (no. 26828)

This very early but beautifully preserved thanka shows a mandala of a type used by Sakyapa monks at Ngör monastery in central Tibet. The scroll still retains its simple original mount made of blue silk.

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