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Tucci, Giuseppe; Vacca, Virginia (trans) 
Tibetan painted scrolls: two volumes of text and boxed set of plates

Rome, Libreria dello Stato   1949 
xxiii,805pp; Illus, 256 plates, facims; 43x31cm   Cloth with boxed plates

Limited edition 422/750
Study of Tibetan painting in two volumes and a set of boxed plates. The text covers the historical, literary, religious aspects, the origin and evolution of tankas and external influences. There is a catalogue of 172 works in South Asian and private collections, translations of the sources and tables and genealogical charts. The reproductions in part three include early woodblock book illustrations. Original edition entitled `La pittura Tibetana'

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