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Title

Tantric drawing

20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

No image
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Tibet
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    ink on cloth
    Dimensions
    40.0 x 29.0 cm sight
    Credit
    Gift of Dr Jim Masselos 2022
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    33.2022
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  • About

    Tibetan Tantric (Vajrayana) Buddhism maintains the idea of the inseparability of the masculine and feminine deemed to correlate to compassion and wisdom respectively.
    This drawing is a two-dimensional mandala or cosmic diagram. Unlike Theravada Buddhism, Tibetan Tantric (Vajrayana) Buddhist believe that, with serious application and the guidance of a religious teacher an initiate can achieve enlightenment in this life through ritual meditation.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Tibet