In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art from the Himalayas

From an exhibition at:
Norton Simon Museum
March 28–Aug. 25, 2014

Buddha Shakyamuni or Akshobhya

Buddha Shakyamuni or Akshobhya  Nepal, 13th century  Gilt-copper alloy  13-3/4 x 10-1/4 in. (34.9 x 26 cm)  Norton Simon Art FoundationNepal, 13th century, Gilt-copper alloy, 13-3/4 x 10-1/4 in. (34.9 x 26 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation.

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara with Eleven Heads

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara with Eleven Heads
Tibet, c. 1500, Gilt bronze with copper, gold and silver inlay and pigment,
17 x 8-1/4 x 3-5/8 in. (43.2 x 21 x 9.2 cm)
the Norton Simon Foundation.

Tara

Tara  Nepal or Tibet, c. 1300  Gilt-copper alloy with semiprecious stones and pigment  34 3/4 in x 11 in x 5 1/2 in (88.3 x 27.9 x 14 cm)  The Norton Simon Foundation
Nepal or Tibet, c. 1300, Gilt-copper alloy with semiprecious stones and pigment
34 3/4 in x 11 in x 5 1/2 in (88.3 x 27.9 x 14 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation

Buddha and Adorants on the Cosmic Mountain

Buddha and Adorants on the Cosmic Mountain  India: Kashmir, c. 700  Bronze with silver and copper inlay  13-1/4 x 9-1/2 x 4-3/4 in. (33.7 x 24.1 x 12.1 cm)  The Norton Simon FoundationIndia: Kashmir, c. 700, Bronze with silver and copper inlay,
13-1/4 x 9-1/2 x 4-3/4 in. (33.7 x 24.1 x 12.1 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation

In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas brings together beautiful Buddhist sculpture and thangka paintings from India, Nepal and Tibet. It consists of almost forty works of art, spanning 1,300 years, mostly from the Museum’s collection but with several key loans. The exhibition demonstrates the rich Buddhist artistic history of the region.

A highlight is the display of a monumental thangka measuring over twenty feet in height, depicting Maitreya Buddha, flanked by the Eighth Dalai Lama, Jamphel Gyatso, and his tutor, Yongtsin Yeshe Gyaltsen. The thangka was commissioned by the Eighth Dalai Lama for the benefit of his tutor and for the posterity of the Buddhist tradition.

Norton Simon Museum
411 West Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105-1825



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