Sacred Visions: Early Paintings from Central Tibet by Steven Kossak

By Steven Kossak

Dedicated to a interval of outstanding cultural fulfillment - from the eleventh to the mid-15th century - while Tibet grew to become referred to as the Buddhist holy land - this ebook accompanies an enormous traveling convey beginning on the big apple Metropolitan Museum of artwork in October 1998. It encompasses a selection of beautiful "thankas" (paintings) that integrated traditions from japanese India, Nepal and China in addition to the Tibetans' personal Buddhist imagery. although Tibet was once closed to the West until eventually the early-20th century, many thankas have survived in Western collections and those were introduced jointly on exhibition for the 1st time. The e-book additionally beneficial properties scholarly essays that supply ancient, stylistic and technical info.

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