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In the Shrine

The practice of Tibetan Buddhism is central to nomadic life on the Tibetan Plateau—not only in the monasteries for which the region is justly famous, but also in the homes of individuals.

This section of the exhibition highlights some of the most important traditions associated with religious life and shrines: painting thangkas, sculpting bronze figures, silversmithing, goldsmithing, and pottery-making. These aspects of Making on the Tibetan Plateau are both diverse and essential to traditional culture.

  • Tibetan Buddhism
  • Thangka Painting
  • Bronze Work
  • Silversmithing & Goldsmithing
  • Black Pottery
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