Some articles of interest recently posted on Academia.edu:
“A Votive Prayer and Dedication on an Early Thangka of sMan bla”
by Amy Heller
Study of a thangka of the Buddha of Healing from western Tibet or the Western Himalayas, attributed to late 11th to 12th century, in the context of a review of the development of the iconography of the Buddha of Healing from Dunhuang to the earliest representations in mural paintings of Western Tibet. This painting is part of a corpus of several paintings attributed to Western Tibet/ Western Himalayas, now conserved in the Pritzker Collection, which exhibit specific techniques of preparation of canvas similar to Indian antecedents according to a painting conservator. This article also… [more]
Review of: Amy Heller & Giacomella Orofino. Discoveries in Western Tibet and the Western Himalayas: Essays on History, Literature, Archaeology and Art
by Christian Luczanits
Piats 2003: Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Oxford, 2003. Brill’s Tibetan Studies Library, vol. 10/8. In: Journal of the American Oriental Society 129 (3), no. 3 (2009): 503-5.
An Inscription on the Pedestal of a Kashmirian Buddha Image
by Alexis Sanderson
The transcription and translation of this inscription from 7th-century Kashmir, prepared by Oskar von Hinueber and published with a photograph of the image in Ulrich von Schroeder 2001, are corrected here, providing in place of a text that made little sense without assuming that its author’s Sanskrit was wildly inaccurate and his thought disordered an elegant and fully coherent dedicatory verse in faultless Sanskrit.