Dating tibetan bronze
On offer is an impressively large and finely cast Sino-Tibetan gilt antiquebronze statue of Vajrasattva Bodhisattva, circa 19th century maybe earlier.The deity is depicted seating in the lotus position in his full bejeweled attire with an ornate headdress.As a result, the indigenous religions of the Plateau known generically as bon waned.Scientists at the University of Oxford studied a group of antique singing bowls from Himalayan Bowls during 2010.Very little variation in the alloy has been found in hundreds of singing bowls tested by Himalayan Bowls in private laboratories over a period of 5 years.The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law. Simple, yet elegant and powerful, a young man, with his head held high, surveys his immediate environs.
The high tin content is partly responsible for the beautiful tone produced by singing bowls.
Their conclusion was that the dating process used at Himalayan Bowls is correct and possibly too conservative – they believe some of the singing bowls are older than the Himalayan Bowls assessment.
The Oxford study and historical analysis done by Joseph Feinstein concludes that singing bowls developed out of two distinct metalworking traditions; one inherited from ancient Persia and Khorasan, the other inherited from ancient Thailand and Cambodia.
As in many other parts of the world, the classical religious art of Tibet was preceded by more ancient traditions of representation found painted and carved on stone.
This rock art is of two major types: petroglyphs (engravings on stone) and pictographs (paintings on stone).