Himalayan Art Resources

Collection of Sichuan Provincial Museum

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The Sichuan Provincial Museum, Chengdu, China.

There are now more than 30 images with some details on the HAR site. Cataloguing is ongoing and more images will be added in the future.

In the beautiful and newly constructed museum there are three primary galleries for Tibetan artifacts: (1) sculpture, (2) shrine room with sculpture and (3) paintings. There are also additional Tibetan and Himalayan artifacts found scattered in other galleries. The Museum's total collection of Tibetan paintings might number as many as several hundred. According to HAR staff, after viewing a portion of the collection in art storage, the best material in the museum's collection is not on display. The collection is known for having a complete set of Gesar of Ling narrative paintings almost identical in composition to the partial set belonging to the Guimet Museum in Paris.

Jeff Watt [updated 10-2017]