On 10 June 2016 at 16:00

Buddhist Initiation Paintings of the Yuan period (1271-1368) in the Sino-Himalayan style

Jane Casey

The lecture examines a group of small initiation paintings, rare surviving examples of a Himalayan-inspired school of art that flourished at the Chinese Yuan court. The style combines Tibetan Buddhist iconography and mid-thirteenth century Nepalese painting traditions with elements of style—notably textile and costume design—that are demonstrably Yuan Chinese.

Two paintings in the group portray a Yuan Mongol ruler and a Tibetan Buddhist hierarch. The lecture explores some of the evidence to support the attribution of these paintings to the Yuan period and possibly to the Yuan Court.



Au Vieux Saint Martin - First floor


On 10 June 2016 at 16:00

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Jane Casey

Jane Casey is an art historian specialising in Himalayan art. She was co-curator of “Sacred Visions: Early Paintings from Central Tibet” organised in 1998 by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and is author of many books and articles on the art of the Himalayas, including The Sculptural Heritage of Tibet: Buddhist Art in the Nyingjei Lam Collection (London, 1999, with David Weldon).