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By Melissa R. Kerin

Sixteenth-century wall work in a Buddhist temple within the Tibetan cultural quarter of northwest India are the point of interest of this leading edge and richly illustrated examine. at first formed via one set of non secular ideals, the work have when you consider that been reinterpreted and retraced by means of a later Buddhist group, subsumed inside of its non secular framework and communal reminiscence. Melissa Kerin lines the devotional, political, and creative histories that experience motivated the work' creation and reception over the centuries in their use. Her interdisciplinary method combines paintings ancient equipment with inscriptional translation, ethnographic documentation, and theoretical inquiry to appreciate spiritual pictures in context.

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