Splendor of Tibet: The Potala Palace
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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Amitabha Amitayus antechamber Avalokiteshvara Buddha Buddhist Buddhist scriptures chapel for housing Chapel of Full Chapel of Immortal corridor cultural relics Dalai Lama's Funerary Dalai Lama's stupa decorated dharma-wheel Dharmaraja Cave East Sunshine Apartment eight Eighth Dalai Lama Eleven-Headed Avalokiteshvara faces south feet high Fifth Dalai Lama gesture of teaching gilded copper statue gilded silver statue gold golden roofs Guru Holy Born housing the Thirteenth Kalachakra Kalachakra Chapel Kangyur Lama's Funerary Stupa Lhakhang Lokeshvara Chapel lotus throne Maitreya mandala Manjushri Mural The mural northern side northern wall Padmasambhava pagodas Panchen Lama pillars Potala Prajnaparamita-sutra Princess Wencheng Protector Deity Qing Emperor Qianlong Red Palace religious dance right hand robes Seventh Dalai Lama Shakyamuni shrine Songtsen Gampo statue of Shakyamuni statue of Tsongkhapa statues of Amitayus Stupa Chapel sutras tangka Tantra Thirteenth Dalai Lama's Tibet Tibetan Buddhism Trisong Detsen Tsongkhapa Tubo Tsenpo Vijaya wears West Audience Hall White Palace White Tara Yamantaka