Two Lamas Discoursing (left), 2006 (diptych)

Pastel and ink on paper

41 x 27 inches (sheet)

006

Lamas are Tibetan Buddhist teachers. The positions in which they hold their hands (mudras) indicate that they are speaking about a religious subject. Each is seated on a lotus throne, with his back supported by a cushion. The images were taken from a 12th century Tibetan double portrait (thanka).

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