Himalayan Art Resources

Collection of the Ashmolean Museum (Ritual Art)

Oxford University: Ashmolean Museum | Jameel Center (Ashmolean Museum) | Bodleian Libraries | Saint Antony's College | Pitt Rivers Museum

(See the HAR Ritual Objects Main Page).

Six Types of Function & Motivation:
- Devotional, reflective (sacred)
- Didactic, instructional (matter of fact)
- Narrative, biographical (story-telling)
- Utilitarian, ritual (functional)
- Memorial (in memoriam, death)
- Commodity, necessity (imperative)
- Decorative

Jeff Watt 5-2015