A Masterpiece Restored: LACMA's Tibetan Painting of Yama and Yami

A Masterpiece Restored: LACMA's Tibetan Painting of Yama and Yami
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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s collection of almost 160 Tibetan and Nepalese paintings is renowned for its artistic quality and historical importance. Termed thangka in Tibet and pata or paubha in Nepal, the paintings are made with mineral pigments and often gold paint on cotton cloth. Most were originally mounted with embroidered silk borders, many of which have been lost or replaced over time. The paintings were created for use in monasteries and temples (primarily Buddhist in Tibet, Buddhist and Hindu in Nepal). They typically depict deities, religious teachers and ascetics, mandalas (sacred diagrams), symbolic offerings, and landscapes with narrative scenes. - Dr. Stephen Markel, The Harry and Yvonne Lenart Curator and Department Head of South and Southeast Asian Art (2007)

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