Catalogue of Tibetan Mandals and other Images

Texts, Initiation Cards and Prayer flags in the Royal Library and the National Museum, Copenhagen

Catalogue of Tibetan Mandals and other images Texts, Initiation Cards and Prayer flags in the Royal Library and the National Museum, Copenhagen.
By Anne Burchardi Copenhagen: NIAS Press-Det Kongelige Bibliotek 2016.

The just published catalogue describes Tibetan manuscripts, miniatures and block prints from two national collections located in Copenhagen. The materials reflect the Lamaist and Shamanistic practices and beliefs in the Tibetan cultural sphere in Tibet, China and the Himalayas.

The items were collected in the years 1889 to 2014, some by Danish expeditions to Inner and Outer Mongolia others by private individuals interested in Tibetan culture. The catalogue contains several colour illustrations highlighting the visual aspect of the materials.