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Masterworks of Himalayan & Tibetan Art

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The links below are directed to example pages for subject categories where masterworks have been selected. These works are drawn from the museum and private collections on HAR based on quality and aesthetics, along with a consideration for time period, style and region.

Subject Sets & Types - Masterworks:
- Ashmolean Museum (Painting)
- Bhutan Region (paintings & textiles)
- Black Ground Painting
- Bon Painting
- Bon Sculpture
- Cityscape Paintings
- Confession Buddhas
- Densatil Monastery Sculpture
- Gold Ground Painting
- Kila 'Purba'
- Margapala Lineage
- Ngor Tradition
- Red Ground Painting
- Repeated Figures Composition
- Repousse (Hammered Metal)
- Textiles
- Textiles: Woven
- Tibet House, New Delhi (Sculpture)
- Tsuglhakang Temple, Lhasa (Sculpture)
- Zanabazar School (Sculpture)

Artist:
- Cho Tashi
- Choying Dorje
- Khazi Lazo
- Trehor Namkha Gyan
- Khyentse Chenmo: Hevajra Chapel, Gongkar Monastery
- Others...

Teachers, Yogis & Kings - Masterworks:
- Atisha
- Avadhutipa, Mahasiddha
- Dalai Lama
- Damarupa, Mahasiddha
- Dombi Heruka, Mahasiddha
- Gesar, King
- Karmapa
- Kings & Ministers (Tibetan Sculpture)
- Machig Labdron
- Marpa
- Milarepa
- Naropa, Mahasiddha
- Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo
- Padampa Sanggye (Painting & Sculpture)
- Padmasambhava (Paintings)
- Padmasambhava (Sculpture)
- Panchen Lama
- Panchen Lama (Nartang Composition Set)
- Sachen Kunga Nyingpo
- Sakya Pandita
- Shamarpa (Karma Kagyu)
- Tangtong Gyalpo
- Tsang Nyon Heruka
- Tsongkapa Lobzang Dragpa
- Virupa, Mahasiddha

Deity Sets - Masterworks - Female:
- Durga
- Ekajati
- Five Personal Gods
- Jnana Dakini
- Kurukulla
- Krodha Kali
- Marichi
- Nairatmya, Vajra
- Parnashavari
- Prajnaparamita
- Pratisara & Pancha Raksha
- Satrig Ersang/Sherab Chamma
- Shri Devi (Dudsolma, Dorje Rabtenma, etc.)
- Shri Devi, Magzorma
- Siddha Lakshmi
- Simhamukha
- Sitatapatra
- Tara (paintings)
- Tara (sculpture)
- Tara, Suryagupta Tradition
- Tara, White
- Tseringma
- Ushnishavijaya
- Vajrayogini
- Vajrayogini, Varahi
- Vasudhara

Deity Sets - Masterworks - Male: Buddhas and Deities
- Achala
- Akshobhya Buddha
- Amitabha Buddha
- Amitayus Buddha
- Amoghapasha
- Amoghasiddhi Buddha
- Avalokiteshvara, Chaturbhuja
- Avalokiteshvara, Jinasagara
- Avalokita, 11 Faces
- Bhurkumkuta
- Chakrasamvara (Painting)
- Chakrasamvara (Sculpture)
- Chakrasamvara, White
- Dhritarashtra, Direction King
- Dorje Drolo, Padmasambhava
- Ganapati
- Guhyasamaja, Akshobhyavajra
- Guhyasamaja, Manjuvajra
- Guru Dragpo
- Hayagriva (Painting)
- Hayagriva (Sculpture)
- Hevajra
- Indra
- Jambhala, White
- Jambhala, Yellow
- Kalachakra
- Mahamaya
- Maitreya (Sculpture)
- Maitreya (Painting)
- Manjushri (Sculpture)
- Manjushri (Painting)
- Medicine Buddha - Paintings
- Medicine Buddha, Twelve Yaksha Generals
- Ratnasambhava Buddha
- Sage of Long Life
- Shakyamuni Buddha: Standing Sculpture
- Vairochana Buddha (Painting)
- Vairochana Buddha (Sculpture)
- Vairochana: Sarvadurgati Parishodhana (Mandalas)
- Vajrabhairava (Painting & Textile)
- Vajrabhairava (Sculpture)
- Vajradaka (Sculpture)
- Vajradhara Buddha (Painting)
- Vajradhara Buddha (Sculpture)
- Vajrakila
- Vajrapani (Painting)
- Vajrapani (Sculpture)
- Vajrasattva (Painting)
- Vajrasattva (Sculpture)
- Vajravidarana
- Yamari, Krishna
- Yamari, Rakta
- Vishnu
- Yogambara

Deity Sets - Masterworks - Male: Protectors
- Begtse Chen
- Chitipati (Shri Shmashana Adhipati)
- Dhritarashtra, Direction Guardian of the East
- Guan Yu
- Garwa Nagpo
- Mahakala, Bernagchen
- Mahakala, Brahmanarupa
- Mahakala, Chaturbhuja
- Mahakala, Chaturmukha
- Mahakala, Maning
- Mahakala, Panjara (Painting)
- Mahakala, Panjara (Sculpture)
- Mahakala, Shadbhuja
- Mahakala, Vyagraha-vahana
- Pehar Gyalpo
- Rahula
- Shri Shmashana Adhipati (Chitipati)
- Tsangpa Karpo, Protector
- Vaishravana (all forms)
- Vaishravana, Direction Guardian of the North
- Vaishravana Riding a Lion
- Virudhaka, Direction Guardian of the South
- Virupaksha, Direction Guardian of the West
- Yama Dharmaraja

(See selected examples below):