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Tibetan Thangka of Dipankar Buddha

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An unmounted Tibetan thangka of the Buddha Dipakar. The Buddha appeared prior to the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni. Legends of the Buddha's past lives tell of how in a past life when Shakyamuni was a human, he met Dipankar and offered his hair to cover the path the Buddha Dipankar was walking and Dipankar Buddha predicted that the man would become the next Buddha. The thangka is blessed with Tibetan Uchen and sPungs-chen scripts Age: 18th century Size: height 43" width 29"