Splendor of Tibet: The Potala Palace

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Namgyal Phuntsok
Homa & Sekey Books, 2002 - Architecture - 150 pages
Tibetan history, religion, and culture come together in this beautiful photography book about the Potala Palace, the palace of the Dalai Lamas. With origins going back to the seventh century, the Potala Palace is the most spectacular art and religious treasure house in all of Tibet. Featured are over 150 rare and extraordinary colour photographs of murals, thang-ka paintings, stupa-tombs, Buddhist statues, and scriptures. Porcelain vessels, enamel work, jade ware, official Dalai Lamas' seals, and palace exteriors represent the awe-inspiring palace in all of its glory and show a broad spectrum of Buddhist life and the unique customs of Tibet.

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