ISBN 9780834804739,The Sculptural Heritage of Tibet

The Sculptural Heritage of Tibet


Laurence King



Laurence King

Publication Year 1999

ISBN 9780834804739

ISBN-10 0834804735

Hard Back

Number of Pages 208 Pages
Language (English)

Cultural Heritage

This unique survey of Tibetan sculpture focuses on the Nyinjei Lam Collection, currently on loan to the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. Published here for the first time, the collection includes outstanding examples of Tibetan sculpture as well as superb works from surrounding regions that were important information of Tibetan sculpture: eastern India, Kashmir and Nepal. The authors examine these works in light of new developments in the field, exploring the myraid ways in which early Tibetan sculptors and patrons drew upon the long-standing traditions of surronding regions and forged sculptural traditions of their own by virtue of aesthetics, stylistic and iconographic choices that were uniquely Tibetan. The Nyingjei Lam Collection includes a superb group of portraits of Buddhist teachers, the enlightened exponents of Buddhist ideals in Tibet.