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The Sculptural Heritage of Tibet:
Buddhist Art in the Nyingjei Lam Collection
an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
from 6 October-30 December 1999

Captions by: David Weldon, Jane Casey Singer

Preface: By The Collector

"As those familiar with theTibetan language know, 'Nyingjei Lam' means 'the Path of Compassion' or 'the Compassionate Path'. Looking back twenty years ago to when I began to form the Nyingjei Lam Collection, I realize that it was a combination of things that drew me towards Tibetan Buddhist and related art. The first and perhaps the most compelling of these was the compassionate smiles that radiated from the faces of many of the statues of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, saints and lamas that I saw. To me, these were not foolish, empty smiles, but rather smiles that reflected an inner freedom, peace and joy, while also bringing peace and joy to the hearts and minds of their beholders."

from the Preface, by the collector



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Male Figure
Male Figure
Avalokitesvara
Avalokitesvara
Buddha
Buddha
Padmapani
Padmapani
Padmapani

Padmapani

Samvara and Vajravarahi
Samvara and Vajravarahi
Amoghapasa
Amoghapasa
Vajrahumkara
Vajrahumkara
Bodhisattva
Bodhisattva
Maitreya
Maitreya
Vajrasphota
Vajrasphota
Jambhala
Jambhala
Bhurkumkuta
Bhurkumkuta
Maitreya
Maitreya
Yogin
Yogin
Yogin
Yogin
Marpa
Marpa
Milarepa
Milarepa
Virupa
Virupa
Milarepa
Milarepa
Go Lotsawa Zhonupel
Go Lotsawa Zhonupel
Thangtong Gyalpo
Thangtong Gyalpo
Eighth Karmapa Mikyo Dorje
Eighth Karmapa Mikyo Dorje
Vajrahumkara
Vajrahumkara
Virupa
Virupa

images Nyingjei Lam
text D. Weldon, Jane C. Singer


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