Undur Gegeen Zanabazar exhibition opens


The exhibition “Undur Gegeen Zanabazar and Sutra Collection of Mongolian Bogda” opened on September 29, at Bogd Khan Palace Museum, on the occasion of the 380th anniversary of the first Bogda Undur Gegeen Zanabazar.
Two hundred items from the personal collection of B. Ragchaa, a professor at Warsaw University, including books, fine art, portraits of Zanabazar, and artifacts dating back from the first Mongolian Bogda to the nineteenth Bogda were presented.
This exhibition presents many portraits of eight Bogdas for the first time.The scholarand lama B.Ragchaa emphasized that these portraits were painted on old papyrus with black ink.
He added that Mongolian crafts were created with Zanabazar’s portrait on porcelain. Sculptures in his likeness were manufactured five different times by a Mongolian china vase factory built in 1955.Undur Gegeen Zanabazar’s portrait was also printed on stamps which were released for the 360th anniversary of Ulaanbaatar’s establishment.
Among the artwork presented in the exhibition, the bronze cast of a golden statue of Zanabazar, an Undur Gegeen Zanabazar statue holding a sutra, and his portrait painted on old papyrus with natural pigments attracted the greatest attention from the visiting public.
The Mongol Bilig Tibetan research institute, Bogd Khan Palace Museum, Bakula Renbuuchi Betub Temple, and Green Jade Center cooperated to open the exhibition.
The exhibition will be on public view until October 1.

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