By Melissa R. Kerin

ISBN-10: 0253013062

ISBN-13: 9780253013064

Sixteenth-century wall work in a Buddhist temple within the Tibetan cultural region of northwest India are the focal point of this cutting edge and richly illustrated learn. at the start formed by way of one set of non secular ideals, the work have due to the fact been reinterpreted and retraced by way of a later Buddhist neighborhood, subsumed inside its spiritual framework and communal reminiscence. Melissa Kerin lines the devotional, political, and creative histories that experience encouraged the work' construction and reception over the centuries in their use. Her interdisciplinary strategy combines paintings ancient equipment with inscriptional translation, ethnographic documentation, and theoretical inquiry to appreciate spiritual photos in context.

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