Himalayan Art Resources

Collection of The Field Museum of Natural History

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The Himalayan art collection of the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois. (See Field Museum of Natural History website).

"The Himalayan Art collection of The Field Museum: This collection includes approximately 4,400 secular and religious objects that were acquired in China and eastern Tibet by Field Museum anthropologist Berthold Laufer in 1908-09. Nearly all date from the 17th through the 19th century. The highlights of this collection include more than 1,000 traditional Tibetan books, both printed and hand written woodblocks, 850 costumes and personal accessories, 800 ritual containers and images and 350 tangka paintings. These objects comprise one of the largest and best-provenanced Tibetan collections in the United States." (This paragraph above is copied from the Field Museum website). See an example of a Padmasambhava painting in the collection.

Jeff Watt 2-2010 [updated 5-2017]