Tibetan sculpture poses particular challenges to the art historian because of difficulties in dating works and ascertaining the provenance from their style. As early as the fifteenth century, patrons and connoisseurs began to commission works in earlier styles or in styles which draw on many traditions, so complicating art historical discussion. The book explores the issues surrounding these problems.It is essential for all readers with an interest in the Himalayan region because of the high quality of the objects and because of the contribution it will make to the understanding of this fascinating area.
About the Author:
DAVID WELDON is a dealer and consultant in HImalayan art with thirty years experience in this field.JANE CASEY SINGER is a well-respected freelance scholar and co-editor of Tibetan Art as well as numerous other publications.