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American Museum of Natural History

 Organization

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Laila Williamson photographic slide collection, 1994, 1996.

 Collection
Identifier: PSC 541
Abstract Photographs taken mostly in Tibet and a few from Bhutan and Mongolia. Images include landscapes, monks, nomads, people taking part in traditional dancing, Mahakala dancer, traditional dress, yaks, and temples. Also includes a Tsechu Festival, Tashichho Dzong Monastery, summer palace of the Dalai Lama, Potola Palace, and Sera Monastery.

The Wheel of Time Sand Mandala exhibition and demonstration photographic slides

 Collection
Identifier: PSC 102I
Scope and Contents Slides of the demonstration The Wheel of Time Sand Mandala, held at the American Museum of Natural History, July-August 1988. Images of Tibetan monks creating a sand mandala with museum visitors observing.

Tibetan butter sculptures and performance photographic slides, 1989.

 Collection
Identifier: PSC 61A
Abstract Tibetan monks from the Gyuto Tantric Monastery making butter sculptures in a month-long butter sculpting project in the AMNH Whitney Memorial Hall of Oceanic Birds. The sculptures depicted a number of figures including Shayamuni Buddha, the five visions of Tsongkhapa, White Tara, 16 offering goddesses of Chakrasamvara, four protector dieties, the seven ornaments of royalty and the mandalas of Guhyasamaja, Vajrabhairava and Chakrasamvara, all embellished with delicate flowers and leaves. Some of...