Tag: Tibet

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Buddhist Art at the Smithsonian

Onna Gott Overview: A look into Buddhist art. For my midterm exhibition I chose to focus on Buddhist sculptures. Now…

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Stupa

Creator: UnknownCulture: Beijing, ChinaTitle: StupaMaterial: Gilt copper; coral and turquoise insets; polychrome image in window; base sealed and engraved with…

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White Tara

Title: White TaraCreator: UnknownMedium: Gilt copper alloy; repoussé with separately cast parts and attributes; turquoise insets; pigments; base sealed with…

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Gautama Buddha

Creator: Unknown Title: Gautama Buddha Culture: Tibet Work Type: Buddhist Sculpture Material: Gilded copper with pigment Date: 14th Century Measurements:…

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Gautama Buddha

Gautama BuddhaTibet, Central TibetGilded copper with pigment14th centuryH x W x D: 45 x 34 x 27 cm (17 11/16…

Gautama Buddha

Title: Gautama Buddha Date: 14th Century Medium: Gilded copper with pigment Dimensions: H x W x D: 45 x 34…

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Gautama Buddha

Title: Gautama BuddhaDate: 14th century Artist: Unknown (created in Central Tibet)Medium/Material: Gilded Copper with pigmentDescription: There are many distinctive visual…

Two Assemblies from Cave 224

TITLE: Two Assemblies from Cave 224DATE: 4-6TH CenturyMEDIUM: Gypsum plaster with pigmentDIMENSIONS: H x W: 85.1 x 76.2 cm (33…

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Tara

Title: Tara (one of the Famed Twenty-one Tara Emanations)Creator: Culture: Central TibetWork Type: FigureMaterial/Medium: Gilt copper alloy, turquoise, enamel, and…

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The Power of Figurines and Physicality: A Study of Buddhism Deities and how Their Figurines Came to be

Overview: Throughout almost all religions across the world, an innumerable amount of deities exist, spanning polytheistic and monotheistic institutions alike….

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The Buddhist Deity Hevajra

Title: The Buddhist Deity Hevajra Location: Tibet Culture: Tibetan Medium: Copper alloy with traces of gilding Dimensions: Height: 6 1/4…

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Protector Deity Kshetrapala

Title: Protector Deity Kshetrapala Location: Tibet, Tsang Provence Culture: Tibetan Medium: Gilded copper alloy with traces of paint. Dimensions: Height:…

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A Woman Who Paints Thangkas

Professor Xue’s documentary, “A Woman Who Paints Thangkas” provides an enthralling glimpse into the life of Lutso, a female Thangka…

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“A Gift of 5 Tibetan Buddhist Ritual Objects”

KASDORF, KATHERINE E. “A GIFT OF FIVE TIBETAN BUDDHIST RITUAL OBJECTS.” The Journal of the Walters Art Museum, vol. 73, 2018,…

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Four Mandalas of the Vajravali Series

Title: Four Mandalas of the Vajravali Series Creator: Unknown; Commissioned by Ngorchen Kunga Sangpo (1382-1456) Date: c. 1429–56 Period: Location:…

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A Woman Who Paints Thangkas

In Professor Ming Xue’s film, A Woman Who Paints Thangkas, there is not only an intense focus on Chinese thangkas,…

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Meditating Avalokiteśvara

Name of Piece: Meditating Avalokiteśvara Artist: Lutso Date Created: 2018 Medium and Materials: Natural mineral pigments (coral stone) and gold…

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Amitabha in Sukhavati Pure Land

Title: Amitabha in Sukhavati Pure Land Period: Late 19th Century Location: Central Tibet, Lhasa Medium: Mineral pigments on sized cotton; Chinese Qing…

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“The Tibetan Dunhuang Manuscripts in China”

Sam van Schaik. “The Tibetan Dunhuang Manuscripts in China.” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of…

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Lotsawa Marpa Chokyi Lodro (detail)

Title: Lotsawa Marpa Chokyi Lodro (Marpa the Translator) (1012-1097)Creator: unknown; photo from Wikimedia Commons (public domain)Date: 18th centuryCulture: TibetMedium: painting…