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Available from 12pm, Saturday, 29th January 2022, Adults & 16+

Dublin Lunar New Year – Spotlight Talk: Tibetan Buddhist Thangka, The Arhat Upasaka Dharmatala

Thangka, painting, textile, The Arhat Upasaka Dharmatala (Tibetan name: dGebsnyen dhar ma ta la)

Celebrate Dublin Lunar New Year 2022, the Year of the Tiger, with the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History.


Join Dr Audrey Whitty, Head of Collections and Learning and Deputy Director at the National Museum of Ireland, who will discuss a specific Thangka painting from the Museum’s highly important Asian art collections. Dr Audrey Whitty will focus specifically on the Thangka painting, The Arhat Upasaka Dharmatala, who is accompanied by a tiger to his right hand side.

The twelve Thangka paintings on show at the Albert Bender exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, are part of a wider collection. They comprise of twenty-one that illustrate the Arhats (disciples) of Buddha, and the Four Guardians of the Four Quarters of the World.
When they were acquired by the National Museum of Ireland in 1932, they were stated as having come from a single temple. Such a collection of Thangkas is rare.
Learn more about this collection of Thangkas

Please note, this is a pre-recorded talk and will premiere on the Museum YouTube and socials at 12pm, Saturday, 29th January. 


Image:
Thangka, painting, textile, The Arhat Upasaka Dharmatala (Tibetan name: dGebsnyen dhar ma ta la)

Location:


Dublin Lunar New Year – Spotlight Talk: Tibetan Buddhist Thangka, The Arhat Upasaka Dharmatala is located at:
Collins Barracks ,
Benburb St,
Dublin 7
D07 XKV4


Join Dr Audrey Whitty, who will discuss a specific Thangka painting from the Museum’s highly important Asian art collections.

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Collins Barracks ,
Benburb St,
Dublin 7,
D07 XKV4

+353 1 677 7444