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Sculpture of Zanabazar
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The sculpture was made by the School of Zanabazar. It is not only a beautiful and intricate masterpiece, but is unique for the fact that it depicts the master himself.

History of the Object
Zanabazar (1635- 1723) was the first Bogd Javzandamba Khutagt of Mongolia. He was also a philosopher, statesman, painter, and sculptor - an overall polymath. He founded the Mongolian School of Sculpture, which was later named after him. He was also the leading figure of Mongolian and Buddhist Art during the 17th-18th centuries.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Gilded golden bronze cast  
Measurements
59 x 62 x 41 cm 
Creator name
Schооl of Zanabazar 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia 
Geography
Mongolia 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century 
Creation date
18th Century 
Function
Artistic rendering of Zanabazar 
Acquisition
The idol was part of the Bogd Khaan's personal belongings and was later registered as a part of the Bogd Khaan Palace Museum's Permanent Collection 1926.  
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Bogd Khaan Palace Museum 
Museum
The Bogd Khaan Palace Museum 
Credit line
 

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