Unknown Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting

27 February–20 May 2018

Exhibition Overview

Vajriputra Arhat

Unknown Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting features stunning paintings collected by Italian scholar Giuseppe Tucci during his 1926-1948 expeditions to Tibet, and striking photography of his travels. The paintings — on loan from the Museum of Civilisation-Museum of Oriental Art "Giuseppe Tucci," Rome — are on view for the first time in the United States.

(Photo: Vajriputra Arhat (detail), 17th century, Possibly Kham (East Tibet), Tradition: Gelug. Pigments on cloth. MU-CIV/MAO “Giuseppe Tucci,” inv. 926/759. Placement as indicated on verso: 3rd from right. Image courtesy of the Museum of Civilisation/Museum of Oriental Art “Giuseppe Tucci,” Rome.)

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