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Tibetan Elemental Divination Paintings: Illuminated Manuscript from the White Beryl of Sangs-Rgyas Rgya-Mtsho
Tibetan Elemental Divination Paintings

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ISBN: 9780953994106
Publication Date: 2008

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Product Code: 15808

Description About the author
This extraordinary publication represents a landmark in both Tibetan studies and the art of bookmaking. It presents for the first time two magnificent eighteenth-century manuscripts illuminating in exquisite detail the essential but little-known practices of elemental divination as described in The White Beryl an important seventeenth-century treatise written by Sangs-rgyas rGya-mtsho (1653 -1705), the reknowned polymath who was regent to the Fifth Dalai Lama.

The manuscripts depict the zodiac of Indian astrology, the cakra diagrams of martial conquest, and the elaborate charts of Chinese elemental divination. Accompanying the images is a detailed summary of The White Beryl text, an extensive commentary, and the first English translation of a related text known as Moonbeams.

Meticulously researched and produced to the highest standard, this book will be of immense interest not only to Tibetan scholars but to all those fascinated by Oriental art, religions and astrology. Printed in a limited edition and on the highest quality art paper, this monumental book comes beautifully bound in a large box case. It will provide a magnificent addition to any collector's library.
  • 16.5" x 13.5"
  • 432 Pages
  • 1,071 colour images and 74 line drawings
  • 445 tables and charts, 300,000 words
  • Printed on 170 gsm natural art paper
  • Hardbound in real cloth, with head and tail bands
  • Presented in a cloth-covered solander-type box

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