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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:40 pm 
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If you live in, or are passing through London in the next few weeks you might like to visit a free exhibition currently on at the British Museum. It is roughly arranged around the Three Jewels, and although not very large, includes a number of good Buddha rupas and texts from the museums archive, that aren't normally on display.

http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/all_current_exhibitions/buddhism_across_asia.aspx

The reason for posting this here in the Jonang section, is that the exhibition includes (somewhat incongruously in a cabinet marked 'arhats') a rather striking metal rupa of Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen. Unfortunately there is no catalogue and there is a ban on photography in this part of the museum, so I can't post a picture.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:18 am 
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Well, the exhibition is over, but there is a picture to be found on the British Museum website.
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=246181&partid=1&searchText=dolpopa&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&images=on&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx&currentPage=1

Not a very good photograph, it has to be said. Doesn't really do it justice. But better than nothing.

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The more obscure bits of the BM database are very slow to load, so please be patient....

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