Secret Visions of the Fifth Dalai Lama: The Gold Manuscript in the Fournier Collection

ISBN: 0906026202
ISBN 13: 9780906026205
By: Samten Gyaltsen Karmay

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This beautiful Tibetan manuscript recounts in words and images the visionary experiences of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama (1617-1682). It is the sole illustrated secret autobiography of a Tibetan lama known to exist. The 67 color illustrations contain a total of around 886 individual subjects and consist of diptychs and triptychs. They represent the finest-known quality in miniature style Tibetan art and stand as the earliest manifestation of the 'black thangka' style of painting.

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