The Iconography of Tibetan Lamaism

The Iconography of Tibetan Lamaism

by Antoinette K. Gordon

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The Iconography of Tibetan Lamaism by Antoinette K. Gordon

The Iconography of Tibetan Lamaism is an authoritative text on the specifically Tibetan branch of Buddhism—one which possesses a rich visual history of Buddhist art and Iconagraphy.

This book gives a descriptive outline of the principal gods in the Tibetan pantheon, tracing the main features and symbols that are used to denote each one. A Comprehensive illustrated list of the various ritual objects, talismans, symbols, mudras (symbolic hand poses), and asanas and vahanas (position of the lower limbs) that are used in the images of the gods is accompanied with a word list of the Sanskrit terms most commonly encountered in a study of Lamaism.

A set of thirty-one thang-kas from the famous collection of Baron A. von Stael-Holstein, formerly of Peking, China, which came to America after the publication of the original edition of the book, has been included in this new and revised edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462913190
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 198
File size: 37 MB
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