Himalayan Art Resources

Collection of RMA: Historically Important Works

RMA: Art Subjects

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- RMA Historically Important Works (below)
- RMA Iconographically Rare Works
- Historically Important Works Page
- Iconographically Rare Works Page
- Others...

Historically important works primarily refers to works that have inscriptions that are helpful in the dating of the piece or inscriptions by, or about, famous individuals contemporaneous with the creation of the art work. Inscriptions on Tibetan and Himalayan paintings are not rare but are generally found to be verses of blessing or benediction and those verses generally give no information about the work itself, the donor or artist.

Jeff Watt 2-2020