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Entries for month: March 2013

Bon Paintings (20th Century)

March 28, 2013 ·

A small group of 20th century Bon Paintings have been added to the database.

Tags: additions

Page Illuminations - Taglung Style

March 27, 2013 ·

Page illuminations are commonly found in Tibetan religious texts. The seven examples represented here depict lineage teachers of the Taglung Kagyu tradition.

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15th Anniversary of Himalayan Art Resources

March 14, 2013 ·

The Himalayan Art Resources website was established in 1997. The 15th Anniversary has actually passed as of several months ago without fanfare. At that time the HAR staff were extremely busy with new collections and cataloguing and did not have the opportunity to make announcements or celebrate.

Today, for the record, we announce our belated 15th anniversary. We have put together a list of 15 Interesting Facts about HAR and the 15 Major Improvements that have happened over the previous 15 years.

The future is bright for HAR with the participation of many more museums and private collections. Research and cataloguing is always ongoing along with many improvements for usability, search functions and the database. Tibetan and Chinese language navigation, indices and glossaries on the site are nearly complete.

Tags: HAR history · updates

Sipai Gyalmo Main Page - Updated

March 11, 2013 ·

Sipai Gyalmo (Queen of the World) is the principal protector of the Bon Religion. She is the wrathful form of Sherab Chamma. As Sipai Gyalmo she functions both as a meditational deity and a protector. There are six common manifestations (white, yellow, red, black, blue and dark brown) and twenty-eight attendant retinue figures. The Sipai Gyalmo Page has been updated with additional links to less common forms of the deity.

Tags: Bon Religious Art · updates

Beinecke Library - Best of Collection

March 05, 2013 ·

Eleven paintings have been selected to represent the best of the collection from the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University. Only two paintings in the selection are single compositions while the rest are all part of greater sets of paintings numbering a dozen or more. The three most unique paintings are #31757, a Panchen Lama Life Story composition, #31770 a Six-armed form of Amoghapasha and #31763 a Karma Kagyu Lama, likely to be either Trehor Tulku or the 2nd karma Thinlepa.  

Tags: Masterworks

Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

March 05, 2013 ·

A collection of approximately seventy Himalayan art paintings from the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, has been added to the HAR Website. The compositions vary greatly as to regional origin but are primarily from the broad areas of Nepal, Tibet, China and Mongolia. 

Tags: collections · additions