Iconography of Tibetan Lamaism by Antoinette K. Gordon

By Antoinette K. Gordon

The Iconography of Tibetan Lamaism is an authoritative textual content at the particularly Tibetan department of Buddhism—one which possesses a wealthy visible background of Buddhist artwork and Iconagraphy.

This booklet supplies a descriptive define of the central gods within the Tibetan pantheon, tracing the most beneficial properties and emblems which are used to indicate every one. A finished illustrated checklist of many of the ritual gadgets, talismans, symbols, mudras (symbolic hand poses), and asanas and vahanas (position of the decrease limbs) which are utilized in the pictures of the gods is observed with a glossary of the Sanskrit phrases most typically encountered in a learn of Lamaism.

A set of thirty-one thang-kas from the recognized number of Baron A. von Stael-Holstein, previously of Peking, China, which got here to the USA after the ebook of the unique variation of the e-book, has been incorporated during this new and revised edition.

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