Broken Bodhisattva Statue at Tholing | Buddha Photos of Tibet
Photo of a broken Bodhisattva statue at Tholing Monastery in Tibet.
In this poignant photograph from Tholing monastery in Far Western Tibet, the legs are all that remain of a painted Bodhisattva statue destroyed in the destruction of the Cultural Revolution. Tholing and nearby Tsaparang were the centres of the ancient 12th century Buddhist kingdom of Guge.
The statue is standing between two stupas that were also destroyed and their contents burned.
The Chinese government is replacing all the old Tibetan place names with Chinese names, so if you look on the map Tholing is now called Zanda.
A guide to approx sizes
A4: paper size 29.7x21cm, image size 28x19cm
A3: paper size 42x29.7cm, image size 40x28cm
A2: paper size 59.4x42cm, image size 57.4x40cm
70x55cm paper size, image size 68x48cm.