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Bibliography: Iconography

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An Illustrated History of the Mandala, From its Genesis to the Kalacakratantra. Kimiaki Tanaka. Wisdom Publications, 2018.

Buddhist Iconography: Compact Edition. Lokesh Chandra. International Academy of Indian Culture and Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi. Second reprint 1999.

Buddhist Symbolism in Tibetan Thangkas. The Story of Siddhartha and Other Buddhas Interpreted in Modern Nepalese Painting. Ben Meulenbeld. Binkey Kok Publications, 2001.

Deities of Tibetan Buddhism. The Zurich Paintings of the Icons Worthwhile to See (Bris sku mthon ba don ldan). Edited by Martin Wilson and Martin Brauen. Translated by Martin Wilson. Introduced by Martin Brauen. Wisdom Publications, Boston 2000.

The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs, Robert Beer. Shambhala, Boston, 1999.

The Iconography of Tibetan Lamaism. Antoinette K. Gordon. Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., first 1914, first Indian edition 1978.

Mandala: The Architecture of Enlightenment Denise Patry Leidy and Robert A.F. Thurman. New York: Asia Society Galleries, Shambhala Publications, Inc. 1998.

Ruthless Compassion. Wrathful Deities in Early Indo-Tibetan Esoteric Buddhist Art. Rob Linrothe. Serindia Publications, London, 1999.

Tibetan Mandalas (Vajravali and Tantra-samuccaya). Raghuvira and Lokesh Chandra. International Academy of Indian Culture. New Delhi, 1995.

Tibetan Religious Art, (2 volumes). Loden Sherab Dagyab. Otto Harrasowitz, Wiesbaden, 1977.

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