Michael Henss

BUDDHIST RITUAL ART OF TIBET

A Handbook on Ceremonial Objects and Ritual Furnishings in the Tibetan Temple




480 pages
30 x 23 cm, approx. 400 ills, hardcover
English

78,00 incl. VAT

Release date and delivery November 2019

ISBN 978-3-89790-567-2 Categories: ,

Description

Tibetan Buddhist art is not only rich in figural icons but also extremely diverse in its symbols and ritual objects. As a first systematic review, Buddhist Ritual Art of Tibet is an abundantly illustrated reference book on Tibetan ritual art that aids our understanding of its different types and forms, its sacred meanings and ceremonial functions. Over eighteen chapters, several hundred different implements are documented in detail, in many cases for the first time and often in their various styles and iconographic forms: altar utensils and amulets, masks and mirrors, magic daggers and mandalas, torma sculptures and prayer objects, vajras and votive tablets, sacrificial vessels and oracle crowns, stupas and spirit traps, ritual vases, textiles, furniture, and symbolic emblems. These are accompanied by many historical and modern text sources, as well as rare oral material from high-ranking Tibetan masters. This long-awaited handbook is a must-have for all those with a profound interest in Buddhist art and religion.

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