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Situ Panchen

Situ Panchen (hanging scroll from a Pelpung Set of Masters of the Combined Kagyu Lineages, Kham Province, Eastern Tibet), c. 1760s, pigments on cloth, 175.9 x 91.4 cm (Rubin Museum of Art, New York) Rubin Museum senior curator Dr. Karl Debreczeny and Smarthistory’s Dr. Steven Zucker look at a painting of one of the great scholars and polymaths of the 18th century, Situ Panchen. As leader of the Karma Kagyu school of Buddhism at a time of its near eclipse, Situ Panchen revitalized the arts of southeastern Tibet and wrote widely about the arts. Created by Smarthistory.

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