Lecture by Dr. Amy Heller, Hidden Treasures from Dolpo

News item posted on: March 2nd, 2009
Hidden Treasures from Dolpo: Recent discoveries of Tibetan Manuscripts, Paintings and Sculptures

By Dr. Amy Heller, independent scholar affiliated with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS, Paris), “Langues et Cultures de l’Aire Tibétaine”

The Tibet Center presents: Dr. Amy Heller will speak on the library of ancient (late 11th -15th centuries) Tibetan manuscripts discovered in Dolpo, a Himalayan region of Nepal, dr04_1244culturally closely connected with Tibet. She will set this discussion within the larger context of western Himalayas and Tibet. The presentation will include mural paintings and sculptures in metal and clay as well as the study of the manuscript illuminations and their dedications. Her book on this discovery is to be published by Serindia this spring.

Sponsored by the East Asia Center, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Art, and the South Asia Center