1Ohnieva, O
1A. Yu. Krymskyi Institute of Oriental Studies, NAS of Ukraine.
Kitaêznavčì doslìdžennâ 2015, 1-2:87-95
Section: China and its neighbors
Language: Russian

Article is devoted to Kalachakra thangka from Art Museum named after Bogdan and Varvara Khanenko (Kiev). Based on its description are set the place of origin - Dolon-nor (Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China), the name of the first owner - Hans Hasso Valdgaim (1885 - 1956), German Indologist, Anthroposophist and traveller. The upper limit of its creation is the 30s of the 20th century, when Valdgaim traveled through Central Asia. Thangka is unique because belonged to one of Dolon-nor temples destroyed during the war in Inner Mongolia. Valdgaim chose thangka’s plot under the influence of external circumstances, antroposophical ideas, and eastern mysticism.

Keywords: Dolonnor, Hans Hasso von Veltheim, Inner Mongolia, Kalachakra, thangka

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