The Great Heritage: Himalayan art through the eyes of art dealers Chino Roncoroni and Iwona Tenzing.
The authors offer their insights on the artistic origins and styles of Himalayan art and its historical context, but rather than a standard scholarly approach, the book provides a direct visual learning experience. It includes a dazzling catalog of full- page color photographs of more than 200 works of art.
The pieces in the catalog include manuscripts; paintings; bronze, stone, and wood sculptures; ritual implements; and textiles. They date from the 6th through the 15th centuries and represent.
The items presented are the best examples of each school that the authors have come across in their decades of experience. All are currently in either the collections of international museums or prestigious private collections.