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Thangkas are Buddhist paintings, usually surrounded by silk or brocade, which are hung on walls and placed on altars to serve as meditational aides.  They are sacred objects, rich in symbolism, and range in size from the very small, being held in the hand, to the very large, sometimes covering an entire hillside.  The central image can be equally as varied including, single figures, assemblages of dieites, astrological diagrams, landscapes or even an entire cosmos. A majority of the thangkas at the Penn Museum come from Tibet where they are often found in homes along side other ritual paraphenalia such as butter lamps, teapots, and water ewers.


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Thangka

49-13-2

49-13-2

Thangka

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2004-15-1

Thangka

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2004-15-3



Thangka

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93-24-10

Thangka

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CG94-1-101

Thangka

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51-4-154



Thangka

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51-4-121

Thangka

51-4-142

51-4-142

Thangka

51-4-118

51-4-118



Thangka

51-4-135

51-4-135

Thangka

51-4-149

51-4-149

Thangka

51-4-150

51-4-150



Thangka

51-4-128

51-4-128

Thangka

51-4-141

51-4-141

Thangka

51-4-132

51-4-132



Thangka

51-4-143

51-4-143

Thangka

51-4-152

51-4-152

Thangka

51-41-13A

51-41-13A



Thangka

51-4-147

51-4-147

Thangka

51-4-190C

51-4-190C

Thangka

51-4-144

51-4-144



Thangka

51-4-190A

51-4-190A

Thangka

51-4-189B

51-4-189B

Thangka

51-4-189A

51-4-189A



Thangka

51-4-190B

51-4-190B

Thangka

51-4-117

51-4-117

Thangka

51-4-140

51-4-140



Thangka

51-4-148

51-4-148

Thangka

51-4-134

51-4-134

Thangka

51-4-145

51-4-145



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