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Description - Goddesses of the Celestial Gallery by Romio Shrestha

In the tradition of Celestial Gallery, this unique collection of striking Tibetan-style Mandala paintings of the Goddesses of the Celestial Gallery are presented together for the first time, in this distinctive format. Each work is hand-bound and stands two feet tall, reproduced from the master painter Romio Shrestha and his team of artisan monks, who render postmodern interpretations of an age-old Tibetan artistic tradition. Made from malachite, lapis and marigolds and painted at times with just three hairs of a cat s tail, these paintings are produced in hauntingly powerful detail. Goddesses depicted include: the goddesses of the arts Saraswati; the Divine Mother White Tara a protector and preserver; the Protectress Green Tara: the Dark Goddesses Palden Lhamo, guardian of the lineage of the Dalai Lamas; and Kali, a wild and uncontrollable consort of Shiva, a devotee of time and keeper of the shadows within ourselves."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781932771893
ISBN-10: 1932771891
Format: Hardback
(319mm x 408mm x 19mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Mandala Publishing Group
Publisher: Mandala Publishing Group
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Romio Shrestha

Romio Shrestha is a modern master of the Indo-Nepali-Tibetan Buddhist traditions of enlightenment art, and his thangkas can be found in many of the great collections of the world, including the British Museum, the Victoria Albert Museum, the Buchheim Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, the Tibet House in New York City, and the Newark Museum in New Jersey. He directs a school of artist-craftsmen in the Kathmandu Valley of Tibet.

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