Metal and Stone Vestiges
Religion, Magic and Protection in the Art of Ancient Tibet
Rather than the use of deeply chiseled lines this composition was made by lightly abrading the surface of the rock. It depicts the rider with what appear to be outstretched arms as if performing some athletic feat while on horseback. This southern Tibetan petroglyph (the only one from this region to be featured in this article) was made either in the pre-Buddhist or early Buddhist period.
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