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Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism

Gallery 2

Deities of the Padmakula Mandala
Dunhuang, China
period of Tibetan rule (781–848)
pigments on silk
35 1/4 x 23 5/8 in. (89.6 x 60 cm)

Musée des arts asiatiques–Guimet, Paris
Mission of Paul Pelliot, 1906–1908
photograph © RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY