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Anthropology of Jewelry: A Look at Jewelry Worn in Tibetan Buddhist Sculpture

Anthropology of Jewelry: A Look at Jewelry Worn in Tibetan Buddhist Sculpture

Buddism in its early inception in India, was not particularly visually represented as much as it was practiced or taught. As it spread, the use of sculpture and idols, as well as art in various forms became central to its expression, especially in Tibet. Buddism is ultimately about death, birth, and what we do in…