Tibetan Book, Direct Path to Enlightenment

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Rje Tsong-kha-pa
Place Made
Bhārat: Jammu-Kashmir, Leh
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
wood (overall material)
ID Number
GA.08092
catalog number
08092
accession number
29359
Credit Line
W. L. Abbott
subject
Buddhism
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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