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Arnold Lieberman

Thangka of Vairocana
Western Tibet
14th c.
Distemper on prepared fabric
17 x 15 inches, 43 x 38 cm

A small, vivid painting of the dhyani (primordial) Buddha Vairocana, Lord of Centerless Space. Here he is flanked by attendants with bodhisattvas in the area above, and devotees below. This painting is in a distinctive Western Tibetan style.

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