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  Treasures of Tibetan Art: The Collections of the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
By: Lipton & Ragnubs




 
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Author: Lipton & Ragnubs
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0195097149 / 9780195097146

Product Code: 6010
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This is a unique catalog of the most important works from this renowned collection. Beautifully illustrated, with 169 photographs (including seventy-five full-color plates) this extraordinary volume makes much of the splendor of the museum's holdings available for the first time. The objects--selected for their 'sthetic or technical quality, religious or historic significance, rarity, or representation of similar works in the museum's collection--are primarily examples of religious art from Tibet, China, Mongolia, and Nepal. They include decorative temple and secular pieces, as well as several contemporary works, and works from as early as the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The book represents a collaboration between Western and Tibetan scholars. Compiled by the museum's director and curator, Barbara Lipton, and Tibetan consultant Nima Dorjee Ragnubs, the pieces are arranged roughly according to traditional Tibetan sequence, beginning with the Shakyamuni Buddha, arhats, and other lamas; meditational deities or yidam; and buddhas and bodhisattvas. Later entries cover protector deities and guardian deities; ritual objects and musical instruments; and jewelry and decorative objects. Each entry gives the name of the deity in English or Sanskrit, and in Tibetan transliteration where appropriate; the medium in which the object was created; the dimensions; and the provenance, date, and approximate place of origin, if known. In a number of entries, associated legends and folk tales have been recounted, and ethnographical, art-historical, and historical information is provided where relevant. In addition, interesting essays by Lipton and noted Tibetan scholar David Lopez, provide valuable information on the institution's history and the nature of Tibetan Buddhism. Together, these fascinating catalog entries and illuminating essays contribute much new information on Tibetan culture, iconography, history, and folklore, while the objects alone form a body of work that illustrates the diffusion of Tibetan art, culture, and religion into China and Mongolia.
Lavishly illustrated, Treasures of Tibetan Art highlights a remarkable collection of unique works of art, offering a fascinating glimpse into the richness of Tibetan culture.


Treasures of Tibetan Art , Lipton & Ragnubs, Oxford Universty, Paperback, $32.50

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