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Lhasa
Lhasa
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This composite painting of Lhasa and its surroundings is the famous work of a Mongolian artist. The main buildings of Lhasa and the temples in the outskirts have been juxtaposed into a bird’s–eye view of the city.

History of the Object
Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, is the mecca of Tibetan Buddhism and therefore important for Mongolian Buddhists.

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Type
Painting 
Materials
Colors on cotton 
Measurements
Width 127.7 cm. Length 166.7 cm.  
Creator name
B. Sharav 
Creator date
1869-1939 
Where it was made
Mongolia 
Geography
Mongolia 
Time period
AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
20th Century; 1911-1912 
Function
Artistic representation of Lhasa 
Acquisition
Acquired in 1970 from the Bogd Khaan Museum. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Fine Arts Museum of Zanabazar 
Museum
The Fine Arts Museum of Zanabazar 
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