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By Steven Kossak

Dedicated to a interval of awesome cultural success - from the eleventh to the mid-15th century - whilst Tibet grew to become often called the Buddhist holy land - this ebook accompanies an immense traveling convey starting on the big apple Metropolitan Museum of paintings in October 1998. It incorporates a choice of beautiful "thankas" (paintings) that integrated traditions from jap India, Nepal and China in addition to the Tibetans' personal Buddhist imagery. notwithstanding Tibet used to be 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 gains scholarly essays that offer old, stylistic and technical info.

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