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Various types of Thangkas [5]

Metal

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This foldable "Travelling Thangka" is made of bronze. In the center the Buddha of future Maitreya is depicted. Below flanked by two Snow Lions we see a Lama with praying wheel.

This unusual piece comes from Ladakh. The advantage of this kind of thangka variant is compared to the canvas thangkas their better durability. They can be transported without great risk in terms of damage over longer distances.

Due to their material, these thangkas of course can not be detailed intricacies.