Thangkas 2: Some Examples

I follow up yesterday’s post with a small collection of photographs from Wikimedia which are released either into the public domain or under a creative commons license which allows their reproduction. For a long time I have had this first photograph on my desktop.

The highest-definition files I could find are linked to by the small reproductions shown here. Just right-click and select: Save Link As… to download to your desktop. If you only want the smaller files, then Save Image As… will do the trick.

The first four of these thangkas are from Bhutan, and the last three from Tibet, and I give as much information underneath as I could find about each of the files.

Jataka Tales, 18th-19th Century from Phajoding Gonpa, Thimphu, Bhutan

Guru Nyima Ozer
Guru Nyima Ozer, late 19th century from Do Khachu Gonpa, Chukka, Bhutan

Milarepa (1052-1135), Late 19th-early 20th Century from Dhodeydrag Gonpa, Thimphu, Bhutan

Complete Mandala, 19th century from Seula Gonpa, Punakha, Bhutan

Mandala of Vajravarahi, 14th century from Tibet

Mandala of Vajradhatu, 19th century from Tibet

Six Chakravartins, 19th century from Tibet


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