Tibetan Book, Direct Path to Enlightenment

This text of the collected works of Rje Tsong-kha-pa, a well-loved Tibetan scholar, includes illustrations of Buddha Sakyamuni and Buddha Maitreya on the first page. As it is a commentary on a famous work by Asanga (4th century CE) on Bodhisattva ethics, Asanga and the author Rje Tsong-kha-pa are pictured on the next page to show the lineage through which this particular teaching evolved. Both the illustrations and the text are printed from woodblocks. The loose pages are contained between two wooden boards.
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Object Name
Object Type
Wood Engraving
Rje Tsong-kha-pa
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Place Made
Bhārat: Jammu-Kashmir, Leh
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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