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Padmasambhava with Scenes from the Life of an Unknown Monk, 18th century

Unknown (Cental Tibet - 18th century)

opaque watercolour on cotton
89.4 x 59.4 cm
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1980
National Gallery of Canada (no. 26840)

Among the scenes of daily monastery life, visible at centre left is an extremely rare image of artisans raising a statue of the Buddha.

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