Apr 25, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Hwajeong Museum Permanent Exhibition

Hwajeong Museum

Tibetan painting

Hwajeong Museum Permanent Collection: Tibet     
Tibet, on the lofty Tibetan Plateau surrounded by the Himalayas, the Kunlun and the Tangguras, is called “The roof of the World”. It shares Mt. Everest with Nepal. It is also known as Xizang Autonomous Region of China. Its capital city is Lhasa. The Tibetan economy is dominated by mainly livestock such as sheep, cattle, yaks and etc..The Buddhism is thought to spread to Tibet about 7th century.  
Buddhism in Tibet has been intimately related with daily life of Tibetan as well as their culture. Thangka, the unique Tibetan Buddhist painting, has been produced since then. Thangka is painted on cotton or silk. The composition of thangka is highly geometric. Themes of Thangka are diverse that Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Patriachs, Mandalas, Buddhist teaching, the origin of Tibetan’s life and others are depicted.Hwajeong Museum showcases Thangka collection as permanent exhibition(Exhibition replacement is conducted regularly).

Tibetan paintings: Dharma-protecting deities from Tibetan buddhism

Sakyamuni & 16 Arhats set, Avalokitesvara, Manjusri and other Buddhas & Boddhisatvas are exhibited.

Tibetan buddhist paintings about Tibetan patriachs and sculptures.

Lama-Offering Tshogs zhing
This thangka represents a lineage tree used for making offerings to lamas in the dGe-lugs-pa school.

This thangka depicts the tutelary deity Vajrabhairava in the center. This thangka has been done in the traditional "black thangka" (nag thang) style, with black the underlying color, which is preferred for wrathful deities such as Vajrabhairava.

This thangka depicts Atisa in the center wearing a "pandit hat" and surrounded by scenes showing episodes from his life, each of which has a caption written in gold letters. According th the captions, these scenes show how, after he had been invited by King Byang-chub-'od of Western Tibet, Atisa met 'Brom-ston, was invited to visit Central Tibet, and then travelled throughout Central Tibet.

Tsong kha pa
This thangka depicts Tsong-kha-pa flanked by his two chief disciples, Dar-ma-rin-chen and mKhas-grub-rje, who are collectively known as the "master-disciple threesome"(yab sras gsum).

Dalai Lama Ⅲ
This thangka depicts a lama wearing a yellow "pandit hat" in the center. The yellow hat indicates that the lama belongs to the dGe-lugs-pa school, while the reference to "The omniscient incarnation bSod-nams-rgya-mtsho" in the inscription on his seat tells us that he is the renowned Third Dalai Lama, bSod-nams-rgya-mtsho.

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