New Reference: The Buddha Scroll / Qing to Sung Dynasties, China
What a great gift! This reference book folds out (accordion-fashion) to become a one-of-a-kind art reproduction. This striking 36-foot-long Qing dynasty scroll is a reproduction of an 18th Century piece of art and includes more than 600 large and small buddhas, bodhisattvas, arhats, devas, and historical figures; plus over 2,000 images of animals, flowers, Buddhist images/symbols (Zen, Hua-yen, Tiantai, Pure Land, and Tantric schools), buildings, and landscapes. The scroll is introduced by Thomas Cleary, the renowned translator and authority on Buddhist texts. Published by Shambhala in 1999. New and sealed in cellophane.