This 18th-century essay drawing is similar in content to the photographic measurements. The so-called "image measurement" is the scale of the Buddha's human body and the scale of the figure.
This may be a reference guide for the painting of Buddha statues in Tibet or Nepal in the 18th century. It contains 36 detailed drawings and the text is in Tibetan.
The representation of the Buddhist figure is not fabricated out of thin air. The proportions, .
Atisha Dipamkara Shrijnana is a renowned Indian master who went to Tibet in 1042 to help in the revival of Buddhism and established the Kadam tradition. His text Light for the Path was the first lam-rim text.
The Pala Dynasty was the ruling Dynasty in Bihar and Bengal India, from the 8th to the 12th century. Called the Palas because all their names ended in Pala, "protector".
Atisha is a Buddhist teacher from the Pala Empire who, along .