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Entries for month: March 2014

The Art of Tibetan Medicine (RMA)

March 31, 2014 ·

Bodies in Balance, The Art of Tibetan Medicine. Rubin Museum of Art. March 15, 2014 - September 8, 2014.

"The first major exhibition to present the origins, history and practice of a millennium of visual history, Bodies in Balance explores the guiding principles of the Tibetan science of healing represented in medical paintings, manuscripts, and medical instruments. A multi-media installation shows how Tibetan medicine is used today. The exhibition invites visitors to relate what they discover to their own lives through interactive experiences within the galleries and throughout the Museum including Café Serai and the shop." (Read the full article).

Also see the Art of Tibetan Medicine on the HAR Website for up to date information and related links.

Tags: exhibitions

Khon Family Lineage

March 31, 2014 ·

The central figure of this painting set is Sonam Wangpo, the 24th Sakya Tridzin (1559-1621 [TBRC P2664]). Sonam Wangpo has been identified in two compositions. The nephew of Sonam Wangpo, Jamyang Tutob Wangchug (1588-1637 [TBRC P790]), is repeated in several compositions. Tutob Wangchug was not a Sakya Throne Holder, he declined the position in favour of his younger brother Ngagwang Kunga Wangyal, 27th Sakya Tridzin (1592-1620), followed by the youngest brother Jamgon Ameshab Kunga Sonam, the 28th Sakya Trizin (1559-1621 [TBRC P2664]).

Tags: painting · additions