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(1999) The Sculptural Heritage of Tibet
Sculpture: Buddhist Art in the Nyingjei Lam Collection, an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (1999).

(2002) Desire and Devotion
Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection. Introduction by Pratapaditya Pal.

A Kushan-period Sculpture from the reign of Jaya Varman, A.D. 185
By Kashinath Tamot and Ian Alsop.

An Early Stone Fragment from Central Nepal
A bodhisattva and a guardian figure by Thomas J. Pritzker.

The Ancient Amulets of Tibet: Thogchags
Thogchags: A collection of Miniature Masterpieces by John Vincent Bellezza.

The Ancient Amulets of Tibet: Thogchags
A collection of Miniature Masterpieces. By John Vincent Bellezza.

Book Covers
Book Covers are wooden boards, often decoratively carved and painted, serving as the top and bottom protective covers for folio manuscripts and block printed books from India to Siberia.

Cast For Eternity
Bronze masterworks from India and the Himalayas.

Demons and Deities: Masks of the Himalayas
Part I: Tribal and Shamanic masks. Part II: The Spread of Buddhism. By Thomas Murray. Photography by Don Tuttle.

Guardians of the Sacred World
Book Covers: Celebrating the splendour of Tibetan manuscript covers, by Rossi & Rossi.

Himalayan Art Resources
The mission of Himalayan Art Resources website is to create a comprehensive research database, a virtual museum, of Himalayan and Tibetan art.

Images of Earth and Water
Tsa Tsa: the Tsa-Tsa Votive Tablets of Tibet by Juan Li.

Introduction to the Art of Mongolia
Art work from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries by Terese Tse Bartholomew.

Kuber Singh Shakya
A Master Craftsman of Nepal. By Mary Shepherd Slusser and James A. Giambrone.

The Lhasa gTsug lag khang : Observations on the Ancient Wood Carvings
By Amy Heller. This article was first published in the Tibet Journal, Vol XXIX, No 3; Autumn 2004, and is presented here with the kind permission of the editors.

The Lhasa gtsug lag khang: Further Observations on the Ancient wood Carvings
The author comments on an article also found in Please see: The Lhasa gtsug lag khang: Observations on the Ancient wood Carvings by Amy Heller.

Licchavi Caityas of Nepal
A Solution to the Empty Niche by Ian Alsop

Mahasiddha: Indian Adept (HAR Page)
The Mahasiddha Page of the Himalayan Art Resources web site. (Also see Mahasiddha Outline).

The Metal Sculpture of the Khasa Mallas of West Nepal/ West Tibet
By Ian Alsop

Peace of Mind
Sculpture: the wonderful history of art from India, the Himalayan regions and South East Asia is represented by the rich cultural heritage of their sculptures.

Phagpa Lokes'vara of the Potala
Sculpture: a form of Avalokites'vara of a type that has long puzzled historians of Himalayan art by Ian Alsop.

Russia: Oriental Art Museum in Moscow
A mixed assortment of Himalayan art along with modern paintings by Roerich. (No Url available)

Sculptural Artwork of Zanabazar

Sculpture: Types & Subjects
Sculpture: three dimensional objects made from metal, stone, wood, clay, etc., generally depicting kings, religious teachers, deities, and ritual objects.

Shakyamuni Buddha
Shakyamuni Buddha (English: the Enlightened One, Sage of the Shakya Clan), founder of the Buddhist religion, born in Lumbini, reached enlightenment at Bodhgaya, taught at Sarnath and passed away at Kushinagar.

The Silver Jug of the Lhasa Jokhang
Some Observations on silver objects and costumes from the Tibetan Empire (7th-9th century).

Soma Offertory and Elixer
By Fran?ois Pannier. This Tibetan offertory cover is a rare and exceptional object which has until now only been described briefly.

Tantric Hinduism in Khmer Culture
bB Emma C. Bunker, Asian Department, Denver Art Museum.

Tracing the Reception and Adaptation of Foreign...
Tracing the Reception and Adaptation of Foreign aesthetic elements in Tibetan sculpture. We will first examine the aesthetic characteristics of the most ancient metalwork to see how this process of fusion and adaptation of foreign influences was accomplished, and subsequently we will examine these tendencies in the sculptures which the Tibetans made to honor the Buddhist religion.

Victorious Durga: Javanese Images of the Hindu Goddess
Durga Figures in the Museum Nasional, Jakarta. The Museum Nasional has 32 Durga sculptures on display. They originate from various areas in Java dating from the 7th to the 15 th century, the Hindu-Buddhist period in the history of the Indonesian archipelago.

West meets East: Making a Murti in Kathmandu
By Karla Refojo.

The World of the Buddha Footprint