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Mandala of Kalacakra (Wheel of Time)

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Inscription

Central Bottom edge: dpal dus kyi dkyil 'khor/ theg pa'i rgyal po/ dngos grub kyi bter [=gter] mdzod chen mo/ dbang ldan 'sod po'i [=pa'i] 'dod dkar dpal slu bas/ (transcibed by Jacki Elgar and Karl Debreczeny - Rubin Museum) “Mandala of glorious time, the royal vehicle, great treasury of spiritual accomplishments, through its glorious allure, [your] good wishes and virtues are endowed with power.” (translation by Michael Sheehy a Kalacakra specialist)

Provenance

1958, gift of Frederick L. Jack to the MFA. (Accession date: September 18, 1958)

Credit Line

Frederick L. Jack Fund

Central Tibetan, about 16th–17th century

Object Place

Tibet

Dimensions

Framed: 139.7 x 96.5 x 3.8 cm (55 x 38 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

58.691

Medium or Technique

Distemper on cotton

Collections

Asia

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