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Amitabha
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This artwork is an excellent example of traditional Mongolian silk appliqué. The detailed work embodies the heart, skill and energy required to create such fine appliqué pieces.

History of the Object
This unique colorful representation of the pure land of Amitabha was made using fine silk appliqué techniques. The Buddha of Sukhavati (Dewachen), Amitabha has been depicted in red and holds a vase with the nectar of immortality.

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Type
Textile 
Materials
Silk applique 
Measurements
Width 69 cm. Length 87 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Mongolia 
Geography
Mongolia 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century 
Function
Buddhist artwork 
Acquisition
The objects belonged to the Choijin Lama Temple and remained there when the temple became a temple museum. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Choijin Lama Temple Museum 
Museum
Choijin Lama Temple Museum 
Credit line
 

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