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Backplate, figure (part of). Made of gilded and painted bronze. Date19thC FindspotFound/Acquired: Gyantse Monastery - Iggulden

Backplate, figure (part of). Made of gilded and painted bronze.

Sothebys - manuscript cover - polychrome wood - Tibet  Kass Collection, Toronto Gyantse Monastery, 1904, Younghusband Expedition

Sothebys - manuscript cover - polychrome wood - Tibet Kass Collection, Toronto Gyantse Monastery, 1904, Younghusband Expedition

Case (amulet) with plaque (Tsa Tsa) and fragment wrapped in paper. Made of bronze. 2011 Sept – 2012 Feb, ‘Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman’, BM Galleries, G35 Purchased from: H A Iggulden (along with many other items acquired during the Younghusband Expedition)

Case (amulet) with plaque (Tsa Tsa) and fragment wrapped in paper.

multan, pakistan c.1870s. Oh the great civilised kind British masters who saved the east!

multan, pakistan Oh the great civilised kind British masters who saved the east!

Tibetan Apron of human bone. 18th-19th century. Acquired by Major William John Ottley. A.1905.352

Abbot's dress apron made of rus-rgyan or human bones, plaquettes with Buddhist images, suspended from yak skin, worn during necromantic rite.

Manuscript cover with Prajnaparamita (centre), Vairochana (left) and Shakyamuni (right), Tibet, 14th century, Carved wood with traces of pigment and gilding, 29 x 73.5 x 3.2 cm (11 ½ x 29 x 1 ¼ in)

Manuscript cover with Prajnaparamita (centre), Vairochana (left) and Shakyamuni (right), Tibet, 14th century, Carved wood with traces of pigment and gilding, 29 x 73.5 x 3.2 cm (11 ½ x 29 x 1 ¼ in)

A fortress in the sky, the last forbidden kingdom of Tibetan culture

Palm Leaf Manuscript with Silver Covers, Sri Lanka

Palm Leaf Manuscript with Silver Covers, Sri Lanka

centuriespast:  Nepal Pair of Manuscript Covers Depicting Buddha Shakyamuni Flanked by Two Monks and Two Goddesses, c. 17th century Art Institute Chicago

centuriespast: Nepal Pair of Manuscript Covers Depicting Buddha Shakyamuni Flanked by Two Monks and Two Goddesses, c.

I do love me some symmetry <3 - SP Iconometry, Proportions & Guidelines in Buddhist art

Himalayan Buddhist Art 101: Iconometry, Proportions & Guidelines

I do love me some symmetry - SP Iconometry, Proportions & Guidelines in Buddhist art

Green Tara the Bodhisattva of compassionate action who manifests in female form. Tara's name is said to derive from the verb meaning "to cross" or "to traverse". In Tibetan Tara is Drolma which means "She Who Saves".

Green Tara, the Bodhisattva of compassionate action who manifests in female form. Tara's name is said to derive from the verb meaning "to cross" or "to traverse". In Tibet, Tara is Drolma, which means "she who saves.

Footprint of the Buddha. (Sikri, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province 2nd–3rd century CE.) The footprint of the Buddha (buddhapada) was one of the earliest symbols used in Buddhist art. It stands for his former physical presence and is an object of profound veneration. The swastikas at the tips of the toes and the omega symbol on the heel are auspicious symbols. The central wheel represents the Buddhist doctrine.

mianoti: Footprint of the Buddha. Schist H. 37 x W. Lahore Museum, The footprint of the Buddha.

Medicine Buddha and his Healing Buddha Aspects<3 The practice of Medicine Buddha, the Supreme Healer, is not only a very powerful method for healing and increasing healing powers both for oneself and others, but also for overcoming the inner sickness of attachment, hatred, and ignorance, thus to meditate on the Medicine Buddha can help decrease physical and mental illness and suffering.

"To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person." ~ Bruce Lee * Medicine Buddha and his Healing Buddha Aspects lis

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