jan 1, 641 - Jowo Rinpoche, enshrined in the Jokhang Temple
Materials: Gilt metals with semi-precious stones, pearls, and paint, various offerings.
Artist's Name: Viswakarma
Location: Lhasa, Tibet (Yarlung Dynasty)
Key Points: Statue meant to serve in his absence or departure from the world. Story wants us to believe that it is an original portrait; but most likely was created in the 7th century. This is when it is most likely to have been brought to Tibet by a Chinese princess as part of her dowry. This marks the time when Buddhism was brought to Tibet.
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