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    Buddhism Postcard Pack

    A pack of 16 postcards featuring imagery from the Buddhism exhibition at the British Library. The postcards include:

    • Two images from a woodblock-printed folding book containing scenes from the Life of the Buddha
    • Map indicating major cities which were also Buddhist centres and pilgrimage sites in Southeast Asia
    • Buddha in Tavatimsa heaven, illustrated in a Burmese folding book on the Life of the Buddha
    • Miniature painting of Guanyin (Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara) on a leaf from a Bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa)
    • Fragment of a Kammavaca ordination text for monks in mother-of-pearl inlay
    • The Lotus Sutra in Chinese characters Drawing of Buddha’s footprint with 108 auspicious symbols
    • Painting of the cosmic ocean with the mythical Mount Meru
    • Painting of Garuda, a bird-like deity in Indian mythology
    • Painting of Padmasambhava (the ‘Lotus-Born’), an 8th-century Buddhist master
    • Myoho rengekyo, the Japanese version of the Lotus Sutra
    • The Korean version of the Flower Garland Sutra
    • Detail from the cover of a Sinhalese palm leaf manuscript with the title Akhyanapadang likhisang
    • Mandala drawing on paper by Rajbir Citrakar
    • The heavenly stupa Culamani Cetiya with the monk Phra Malai