Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Stupa (Backs of Paintings)

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1. Inscriptions | 2. Stupa Drawing | 3. Hand Prints | 4. Mandalas | 5. Miscellaneous

Stupa Drawing: There are two types of stupa found on the backs of paintings.

1. Diagrammatic Stupa, either plain (without inscriptions) or filled with inscriptions.
2. Stupa created from the shapes of letters, lacking any diagrammatic lines or outlining shape.

(Click on an image to view the source page and see the front main subject of the painting. The images below are only a selection of examples).

Jeff Watt 4-2013