Himalayan Art Resources

Collection of Tibet House: New York (Repatriation)

Tibet House, NY | Museum Collections

Database Search: All Objects | Teachers

Subjects & Topics:
- Tibet House Introduction (below)
- Sculpture
- Teachers
- Miscellaneous Subjects
- Unidentified Subjects
- Bon Artwork
- Masterworks
- Others...

An important part of the Tibet House U.S. mandate from His Holiness the Dalai Lama is to create a museum to collect and conserve the best and most diverse examples of Tibetan sacred, fine folk arts, ultimately to repatriate to a National Museum in a free Tibet. To this end, the Repatriation Collection was started in 1992. This growing collection is comprised of several hundred works of art including paintings, sculpture and ritual objects.

More than half of the collection is comprised of painting and sculpture that depicts various types of deity figures such as Buddhas, meditational deities both peaceful and wrathful, bodhisattvas, protectors and wealth deities.

More than twenty pieces depict teachers such as arhats, pandits, mahasiddhas and Tibetan Lamas. A dozen or more objects have miscellaneous subjects such as a dance apron, astrological charts, mandalas and such. (More paintings are scheduled to be uploaded and the Tibet House sculpture collection has not yet been added to the Himalayan Art Resources database).

Jeff Watt 2-2000

*** The Himalayan Art Resources website cannot confirm or guarantee that all or any of these objects currently reside or still remain within the collection. Accession numbers and cataloguing information may be incomplete or outdated***