Sackler Gallery receives collection of Tibetan Buddhist Art

The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. has announced that it has received a collection of Tibetan Buddhist art from collector Alice S. Kandell. Objects in the collection date from the 12th through 20th centuries CE.

"Showing Tibetan art and providing an explanation is important. People will gain a deeper understanding of the Buddha and a way of thinking that is very much based on peace and compassion," said the Dalai Lama, who was present at the donation ceremony.

The collection includes an amazing shrine room with over "220 objects--bronzes, thangkas (scroll paintings) and ritual implements created between the 12th and 19th centuries on the Tibetan Plateau and in China and Mongolia, as well as textiles and painted chests dating from the 19th and early 20th century."