Gugong Museum: FOTUO ZHI GUANG: GUGONG BOWUYUAN ZHIGUAN MEISHUGUAN FOJIAO ZAOXIANG ZHAN. The Light of Buddha: Buddhist Sculptures of the Palace Museum and Zhiguan Museum of Fine Art. Beijing, 2018. 427 pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. 34x27 cm. Cloth.
Catalogue of an exhibition held in the Gugong Museum in Beijing showing 112 exquisite and important Himalayan and Tibetan-style Buddhist sculptures dating from the 6th to the 15th centuries. The statues are primarily made of copper alloy and originate from Tibet, Nepal and central and northern India. They testify to the emergence and diversity of Buddhist art in this region. Divided into two main sections: From North-western India to Western Tibet (28 exhibits); From North-western India and Nepal to Central Tibet (84 exhibits). The exhibits from the collections of the Gugong Museum, Zhiguan Museum of Fine Art and private collections. Illustrated throughout with full colour plates and many objects shown in multiple views or in close-up detail. Two introductory essays; Luo: From the Indian Subcontinent to the Himalayas: The Origins of Tibetan Buddhist Art; Heller: Tracing the Development of Early Himalayan Sculpture. A superb assemblage with much early material and many previously-unpublished objects. An excellent work for the connoisseurship and study of early Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhist sculpture. Dual texts in Chinese and English. Out of print.
Subjects: Bronzes Buddhist Art
Available, as of: 20/09/2021
Was item 75 in printed List 201.
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