The Mongol adoption of Tibetan Buddhism has been traditionally ascribed almost solely to missionary activities of Tibetan clerics.
Recent scholarship, however, has revealed a more complex picture, which shows the Xi Xia background of Tibetan Buddhism in Mongolia and Yuan China.
While Indian museums are well known to specialists, Indian private collections and collectors are largely unknown to both the specialists and the larger audience.
Le dernier ouvrage de Pratapaditya Pal est une contribution importante à la connaissance de l’art indien.
This essay aims to highlight the Xi Xia traits in Sino-Tibetan art of the Yuan Dynasty.