Freitag, 13. Dezember 2013, 15:00 - 17:00 iCal

Siddhas and Sociality

A Seventeenth-Century Lay Illustrated Buddhist Manuscript in Kumik Village and Related Finds in Zangskar

Ein Vortrag von Prof. Robert Linrothe (Northwestern University, Illinois)

Seminarraum 1 des Instituts für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 2., Eingang 2.7, 1090 Wien


This talk will focus on a recently documented massive compilation manuscript with 427 folios, a donor chronicle and 135 lluminations. The texts included are quite varied, from dh?ra?? compiled by Büton Rinchen Drub to the prayers of Milarepa; from Vajr?sana’s 85 Mah?siddha text to a veterinarian text attributed to Sakyapa Drakpa Gyaltsan. After a general introduction to the manuscript as a whole, its patronage and a few of its visual highlights—including some portraiture—the talk will focus on its depictions of Mah?siddhas in relation to other painted and sculpted depictions of Mah?siddhas in Zangskar, including a recently documented cache of paintings by Zhedpa Dorje, the eighteenth-century Yogi-painter of Dzongkhul.

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Initiativkolleg "Kulturtransfer und interkulturelle Kontakte im Grenzgebiet des Himalaya"


Judith Starecek
Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde
4277 43502