Mongolian Buddhist Art: Masterpieces from the Museums of Mongolia - Vol.1. Thangkas, Appliques and Embroideries. Part 1 And 2. Mongolian Buddhist Art: Masterpieces from the Museums of Mongolia presents for the first time 441 masterpieces of Mongolian Buddhist art from five major Mongolian museums: the Bogd Kahn Palace Museum, the Choijin Lama Temple Museum, the Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts, the Erdene Zuu Museum and the Danzanravjaa Museum. Selected by the Centre for Cultural Heritage in conjunction with the curators of the participating museums, these pieces were chosen for their religious and historical importance, their aesthetic and technical quality, their uniquely Mongolian characteristics and their rarity. Volume 1: Thangkas, Appliqu��s and Embroideries is divided into eight chapters - encompassing within these three media the visual realms of the Buddhas and his disciples, mahasiddhas, Indian, Tibetan, and Mongolian scholars, previous reincarnations, yidams, dakinis, protectors and sacred architectur. Although constrained by the rules of Buddhist iconography and strongly influenced by Tibetan art, the Mongolians have succeeded in creating many works that are uniquely Mongolian, a highly expressive and vibrant tradition that can be seen in this volume. Dating from the late 17th to the 20th century, these examples provide rich materials for the present and future studies of Buddhist art and its heritage in Mongolia. This very substantial volume is itself divided into two separate parts and sold in a slip case.

Mongolian Buddhist Art: Masterpieces from the Museums of Mongolia - Vol.1

SKU: 052781
$780.00 Regular Price
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  • ISBN

    9781932476378
  • Authors

    Fleming, Zara; J. Lkhagvademchiq Shastri (eds.)
  • Extent

    1015
  • Format

    Hardcover
  • Year

    2011
  • Publisher

    Serindia Publications

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