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Detail from a 13th century Tibetan Manuscript
In June the Shrine Room in Gateway to the Himalayas will be updated to feature new additions to the permanent collection such as this 19th century Torgam, or ritual cabinet from Tibet. Shrines in the modern day range from small and personal, to large public spaces. If you had a shrine, what would you include in it?
The Duabanga Sonneratioides, native to the Himalayan region can grow up to 80 feet high. The large blossoms expand in April, exhaling a rank odour reportedly resembling asafoetida when they first burst, but they become inodorous before the petals drop. The Duabanga pictured here is from Illustrations of Himalayan plants (1855).
Featuring a sparing application of blue and green with a dry brush, this work is painted in the light and airy style of the later Karma Gardri School, established by Situ Panchen with its center at Palpung Monastery in southern Kham. Another hallmark of this painting tradition is a naturalistic attention to animals in the landscape, such as the golden-haltered horses at bottom center.