Painted Images of Enlightenment Early Tibetan Thankas 1050- 1450
Author: Steven Kossak
This volume aspires to be useful to experts in Tibetan art, to art historians wishing to integrate Tibetan subjects into their teaching and to the growing body of amateur admirers of Tibetan thankas. In 1984, when Pratapaditya Pal wrote his ground breaking book \'Tibetan Painting\', probably fewer than 50 of these 11th-14th century Tibetan paintings on cloth were known. Since then over 300 early thankas have appeared. These works provide a plethora of new data for the art historian, and their study has transformed our understanding of their iconography and chronology.