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The Second Buddha

Master of Time

Hardcover
$ 49.95| £ 39.99

This book explores the iconography of Padmasambhava, a famous and timeless figure in Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhist cultures.

Padmasambhava, a legendary Buddhist master believed to be instrumental in bringing Buddhism to Tibet, is often known as “The Second Buddha.” According to popular legend, Padmasambhava miraculously appeared as a boy in a lotus blossom floating on a lake. The Second Buddha: Master of Time explores visual expressions of Padmasambhava’s legends in sculptures, textiles, paintings, illuminated manuscripts, and a portable shrine that date from the 13th to the 19th century. Essays present new scholarship on Padmasambhava and show a central and multidimensional character with an enduring place in Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhist cultures.


Hardcover, 176 pages, 25,5 x 29,5 cm, 107 color illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-7913-5753-9
Published:
US May 08, 2018
UK March 15, 2018
Status of delivery: This title is available.

Biography

ELENA PAKHOUTOVA is Curator of Himalayan Art at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York.

Elena Pakhoutova
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