Buddhist Sculpture In Clay: Early Western Himalayan Art, late 10th to early 13th centuries.
368 pages with 323 color illustrations. Large-scale clay sculptures representing the main deities are characteristic of the earliest Tibetan Buddhist monuments and particularly of the monasteries and village-temples built from the end of the tenth to the early thirteenth centuries in West Tibet and Ladakh. Commonly placed in the main niches along the central axis of the monuments, these images of the highest quality constitute a major source for the cultural and religious history of western Himalayan (Indo-Tibetan) art in general. Based on extensive field research and in-situ documentation for more than a decade, this groundbreaking study provides a comprehensive assessment of the early western Himalayan sculptures and their context.
Hardcover with jacket, a new book, still in publishers shrink wrap. 11.75 by 9.15 inches.