Tibetan pattern book of proportions

Tibetan pattern book of proportions

·       Title:[Tibetan pattern book of proportions]., [17--?]

·       Creation Date:[17--?]

·       Physical Desc.:1 vol.

·       Language:Newari

·       Notes:Black and colored ink on linen pages, with wooden boards.This eighteenth-century pattern book is written in Newari script with Tibetan numerals, and was apparently produced in Nepal for use in Tibet. It delineates, in 36 ink drawings, precise iconometric guidelines for depiction of the Buddha and Bodhisattva figures. The Newari writing suggests the manual may have been used in a collaboration between Newar and Tibetan artists.

·       Form/Genre:Pattern books -- Nepal -- 18th century