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Alchi Ladakh’s Hidden Buddhist Sanctuary

ISBN is 0906026385 / 9780906026380
Published by Serindia Publications London 1996
Condition: Near MintEdition: First
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Description

Alchi Ladakh’s Hidden Buddhist Sanctuary – The Three-Storeyed Temple or Sumtsek , as its name indicates, is a three storey building dedicated to a triad of Bodhisattvas and their secondary deities located in three niches (◊ Sumtsek sculpture gallery). The interior of the ground floor measures 5.4 x 5.8 meters and the niches are 2.1 to 2.7 meters wide and more than four meters high, the niche in the main wall being wider and higher than the niches in the side walls. The mural paintings of the Sumtsek are the subject of a major publication which documents most of the temple.
On the south bank of the Indus in Ladakh, facing a great trade and invasion route to the north, lies Alchi, a repository of magnificent Buddhist wall paintings and clay sculptures that have survived for over 800 years. This spectacular, limited edition photo survey details—with 300 color plates, maps, and plans

    Additional information

    Book Author

    Jaroslav Poncar, Roger Goepper

    Publisher

    Serindia Publications London

    Published

    1996

    Edition

    First

    ISBN 10

    0906026385

    ISBN 13

    9780906026380

    Language

    English

    Condition

    Near Mint

    Format

    Hardcover

    • Brown Cloth
    • Dust Jacket
    • White Title
    • Cloth Slipcase With Photo Image
    • Near Mint