Himalayan Art Resources

Mandala: Architectural Representations

Mandala Types Glossary

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Architectural Mandala Description
- Lotus Mandala
- Mandala Shaped Stupas: Gyantse, Tsang Riwoche, Jonang
- Mandala Shaped Monasteries: Samye
- Thread-cross (Namka) Mandalas: #8945
- Architectural: Deity Figures
- Mandala Main Page
- Mandala Technical Glossary
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

Sculpture figures can be made individually, as part of a set or as part of an architectural mandala. Once a figure has been separated from a larger commission it can be very difficult to distinguish which object belongs to a sculpture set and which belongs to an architectural mandala.

Jeff Watt [updated 8-2019]