Original painting, not a print, 37" by 27" in narrow black black frame, behind Plexiglas, excellent fresh condition, featuring a central Buddha figure surrounded by innumerable smaller figures and decorative devices. The artist has used gold paint, among the other colors, making for an especially attractive, detailed, and large thangka. These paintings, also known as "tanka" or "thanka", are an art form going back to the 11th century or possibly before, in Buddhist areas around Tibet and Nepal. Normally they are painted on cotton or silk, that material sometimes set into a backing which facilitates rolling. Commonly, deities, scenes or mandalas are depicted. The paintings have been regarded as religious education tools and for meditation and contemplation. This example does not appear to be old. There is some writing at bottom in the twin black panels, as shown.
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