By Erberto F. Lo Bue (editor), Charles Ramble

ISBN-10: 9004155198

ISBN-13: 9789004155190

This quantity offers with particular concerns concerning Tibetan artwork, starting from the earliest Buddhist constructions in relevant, southern and japanese geocultural Tibet as much as the inventive traditions flourishing within the twentieth century. The papers are prepared following the chronology of the websites or the topics considered within the first half and logical standards within the latter half. Illustrated with quite a few black-and-white photos and 32 pages of color plates, its contents are of certain curiosity to students and experts, whereas a wide half is available to non-specialists, too, which makes the ebook valuable additionally to college scholars attracted to the topic in addition to amateurs of Tibetan paintings.

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Above him, Vajrarak&a/ Rdo rje srung ba is golden and holds a vajra-armour, actually a string with a tiny piece of armour attached to its centre, with both hands ‘as if dressing all TathIgatas’. 33 The row of Bodhisattvas flanking Amoghasiddhi’s head is to be read from left to right. It begins with Vajragarbha/ Rdo rje sñing po, blue and holding a vajra on a lotus. Next to him, the yellow Ak&ayamati/ Blo gros mi zad pa holds a lotus with a vase on top. A ‘pile of jewels on a lotus’ (padma la gnas pa’i rin po che brtsegs pa), in this case a flaming triratna, identifies the red PratibhInaka/ Spos pa brtsegs pa and ‘an ear (snye ma) of jewels’ the yellow Samantabhadra/ Kun tu bzang po next to him.

Shaanxi: internal publication (neibu). Wang Yi 1961, Xi zang wen wu jian wen ji – Shan nan zhi xing in: Wen wu 61–3, Beijing: Wen wu bian ji wei yuan hui 38–46. Wangdu, P. and H. Diemberger 2000. dBa’ bzhed—The Royal Narrative concerning the bringing of the Buddha’s Doctrine to Tibet. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. CAPTIONS TO PLATES IN PLATE SECTION *1. Courtyard, south elevation of ’du khang (A. Alexander 2000) *2. Dzam bha la chapel, southern part of sanctum (J.

These mandalas contain a core of 37 deities (5 Jinas, 16 vajra-Bodhisattvas, 8 offering goddesses and 4 gatekeepers) and an additional 16 Bodhisattvas of the Fortunate Aeon (bhadrakalpa) in a second square (colour plate 8). In the texts, the latter group receives considerably less attention, and in textual descriptions and paintings it occurs essentially in two variants: one where the colours and attributes differ for each deity (in all the STTS commentaries consulted so far and also in the thang ka just discussed); and one where their iconography in both body colour and attributes conforms to the principal vajra-Bodhisattva of their quarter (NSP 19).

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