Deities of Tibetan Religions: Approach of the Academic Studies of Religions
- Project Identification
- Project Period
- 1/2008 - 12/2010
- Investor / Pogramme / Project type
- Czech Science Foundation
- MU Faculty or unit
- Faculty of Arts
- Buddhism; Tibet; iconography, academic study of religions; deities; thangka
- Cooperating Organization
Faculty of Philosophy CU Praha
Responsible person Assoc. Prof. Daniel Berounský, Ph.D.
Charles University Prague
National Gallery Prague
Responsible person PhDr. Zdenka Klimtová
Present project is aimed at the research on particular depictions in Tibetan Buddhism from the perspective of Academic Study of Religions. It includes new and more detailed description of the Tibetan and Mongolian items in the Collection of Asian Art, National Gallery in Prague. After such descriptive part, studies of selected particular depictions will be carried on. Such studies firstly attempt to see them within the context of their own religious tradition and then in the wider context of Asia or various traditions of Buddhism. At least six studies will be part of the outcome of the project. This particular research will be echoed in the monography with preliminary title Deities of Tibetan Buddhism and their depictions which on the basis of particular research approach the typology of depictions and deities. The paticipants in the project are specialists from two universties and the National Gallery in Prague.