SOAS events Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:42:37 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 SOAS logo Buddhas, masters, and protectors: The 'hierophantic choreography' of Tibetan illustrated prints

Date: 28 November 2014 05:30pm

Finishes:28 November 2014 06:30pm

Venue: 21/22 Russell Square

Room: T101

This lecture treats woodcut images in Tibetan xylographs from the 15th to the 17th centuries. Focusing on specific examples—such as the 1539 first edition of the bKa' gdams glegs bam—it discusses the conventions governing the choice and display of the figures on the page, in order to illustrate how images may recount stories of textual transmission and relate information about the circumstances of production of the books.

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