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Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel

The Shabdrung, clay, painted; 17th century; H: 28 cm.; loan from the Sammlung für Völkerkunde, St. Gallen
It's assumed that this statue is a true portrayal of the founder of the state.

 
Ngawang Namgyel, the person
Dancing mask

Mask, cotton cloths with painting; size: 45 cm x 25 cm; loan from a private collection
Masks for religious dances are produced out of wood or glued textiles. With this mask the dancing monk represents a guard at a place of cremation.

 
Clay crafts
Dance Mask

Mask, paper mache; height 32 centimeters; late 19th century; on loan from Josette Schulmann
  The mask represents a deity (ging) from the heavenly paradise of Guru Rinpoche.

 
Preparation for the Dance
Dance Mask

Mask, paper mache; height 31 centimeters; late 19th century; on loan from Josette Schulmann

 
Preparation for the Dance
Dance Mask

Mask, paper mache; height 30 centimeters; late 19th century; on loan from Josette Schulmann
The mask represents a wrathful deity; peaceful gods often take on this appearance in order to overcome malevolent powers.

 
Preparation for the Dance
Buddha Shakyamuni

Buddha Shakyamuni, the historic Buddha, who lived and taught in northern India 500 years before our time.

 
Virtual Exhibition
The Shabdrung

The Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the founder of the Bhutanese state in the 17th century.

 
Virtual Exhibition
Guru Rinpoche

Guru Rinpoche, the Buddhifier of the Himalayan region in the eighth century.

 
Virtual Exhibition



The Vienna Exhibition
Handicrafts
.  Wood and Slate Carving
.  Painting
.  Papermaking
.  Bronze Casting
.  Wood Turning
.  Carpentry
.  Hand Forging
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.  Bamboo and Cane Work
.  Weaving
.  Sewing
.  Metal-Work
.  Pottery
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