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Assembly of the Exalted

Assembly of the Exalted: The Tibetan Shrine Room From the Alice S. Kandell Collection

Masterpieces of Tibetan Buddhist art are presented as the constituents of a shrine -Sculptures, paintings, musical instruments, and ritual objects (13th-20th century) from the Kandell Collection Assembly of the Exalted presents some 50 pieces from the remarkable collection of Alice S. Kandell. The works, dating from the late 13th century to the early 20th, include great masterpieces and emblematic examples of Tibetan Buddhist art. They are all presented here as the constituents of a Tibetan Buddhist shrine. Shrines, both modest and grand, are the primary sites of Tibetan Buddhist practice, whether it be reciting scriptures, performing rituals, saying prayers, or engaging in meditation. The introductory essays thus focus on the Tibetan Buddhist shrine, describing its evolution over the history of Buddhism, its special role in Tibet, and how the pieces in the Kandell Collection came to be assembled and displayed in shrines at institutions across America. Illustrated with vivid photography, forty short essays, each centered on a single work or set of objects, describe the pieces in terms of their importance for the practice of Buddhism, highlighting the many essential functions of Tibetan Buddhist art within the space of a shrine.

Item Weight : 3.92 pounds
Hardcover : 224 pages
ISBN-10 : 883367018X
ISBN-13 : 978-8833670188
Product Dimensions : 9.27 x 1.17 x 12.04 inches
Publisher : Officina Libraria (December 31, 2018)
Language: : English


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