Jewels of Transcendence: Himalayan and Mongolian Treasures

Date:
30 September 2018 - 24 February 2019

Time:
Opening Hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sundays and Public Holidays 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Closed:
Thursday (Except Public Holidays)
New Year, Lunar New Year, Easter and Christmas Holidays


Venue:
Gallery II, Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Admission:
Free Admission

Enquiries:
3943 7416

Event Details:

Selected from Chengxuntang and Mengdiexuan collections, this exhibition showcases more than 300 pieces of beautiful and vibrant ornaments and religious objects from the Mongolian and Himalayan regions during the 13th through 20th centuries. The artisanship of these two regions is bound together by the affinity for gold, silver, turquoise, and coral; their close attention to detail in their head, neck, and waist ornaments; and the extensive use of filigree, inlay and other delicate metal craftsmanship. The Himalayan art of this time is marked by an inseparable bond between religious and daily life. The ornaments from this region, with their strong Tibetan Buddhist and Hindu elements, capture the unity of man and the divine. Ornaments spoke for the soul and showed outward devotion to the divine. Your eyes will be dazzled by their splendor, but by reaching beyond the object and into the minds of the sand and snow dwelling peoples, a deep understanding of the past can be achieved.



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