Rebirth diceboard painting Sa lam rnam bzhag


About this object

Thangka or painting featuring a re-birth diceboard, an educational game which is similar to Snakes and Ladders. Each square features a scenario to be discussed between student and teacher. The students answer determines possible future rebirths, but also paths to enlightenment. The winner is the first to overcome all obstacles, attain Buddhahood and reach nirvana, represented by the Shakyamuni Buddha seated in a stupa or chorten.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art; Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Ü-Tsang: Lhasa
  • Date made
    20th Century
  • Materials
    Pigment; Fibre Textile Cotton
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Hugh E Richardson
  • Collector
    Hugh E Richardson
  • Place collected
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Ü-Tsang: Lhasa
  • Date collected
    Before 1950
  • Measurements
    700 mm x 565 mm
  • Related people
    Hugh E Richardson (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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