Celestial Realms

The Art of Nepal from California Collections

Nancy Tingley
With Contributions by Nutandhar Sharma

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  • Published: 2012
  • Subject Listing: Art History
  • Bibliographic information: 128 pp., 118 color illus., 9 x 10 in.
  • Distributed for: Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento
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The Kathmandu Valley is the most populated region of Nepal, and the Newar, probable descendants of the Kirati who settled in the Valley in the first millennium BCE, have for centuries created the art featured in Celestial Realms. In additin to Hindu and Buddhist sculpture and paintings, tribal works from the middle hill region are also included, providing a contrast with Newar production.
Nancy Tingley is an independent scholar whose most recent exhibitions include Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea at Asia Society, New York, and buddhas at the Crocker Art Museum. Nutandhar Sharma is a freelance cultural historian and publisher of Amalekh Weekly. He was formerly a member of the Department of Cultural and Religious History of South Asia, University of Heidelberg, Germany.

". . . unusually well-written catalog by guest curator Nancy Tingley and Nutandar Sharma figures as an indispensable component of the project and the experience it offers."
-Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle