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. .
Thangkas and PaubhasPaubhas is a traditionalreligiouspainting made by the Newar people of Nepal. Paubhas depict deities, mandalas or monuments, and are used to help the practitioner meditate. The Tibetan equivalent is known as Thangka. For more than eight thousand years an artistic tradition of great skill and beauty has flourished in the Kathmandu valley. As long ago as the 12th-century Newar painters, bronze casters and architects were famed across Asia and highly sought after for their talents. The emperor .