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Twelve Deeds of the Buddha: A painting by Korchak Tulku Kun-ga Gyeltsen based on the Derge Parkhang xylographs

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Author: Artist: Korchak Tulku Kun-ga Gyeltsen, Compiler: Mathew Akester
Format: Hardcover, 9" x 12"
ISBN: 9993353299

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Product Code: 13308

The depiction of the lives of supreme spiritual masters as an enumeration of great deeds is a time-honoured convention in Tibetan tradition, with antecedents in Indian civilization. The designs used for this painting have been adapted from the definitive series of nine xylographed wood blocks commissioned for and formerly kept in the great printing house at Derge Gon-chen in east Tibet. These blocks were copied from drawings by the master-artist Drupa-tsang Prubu Tsering of Chamdo, a famous exponent of the 'New Menri' style, whose career spanned the turn of the 20h century. Like so many other Tibetan artifacts, they are assumed to have perished after the Communist invasion of the late 1950s, but copies were reproduced in exile by the great eighth Khamtru Rinpoche Don-gyu Nyima, in the late 1960s.
The Twelve Deeds of the Buddha, Hardcover 9 x 12 inch, 13 color plates, 13 line drawings, Shechen Monastery, 73 pages, $24.95

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