Research Project on the Sculptural Art of Densatil
Description of the Project
The Lang Phagmo trupa ruling house
The Monastery of Densatil
The Art of Densatil
What is a Tashigomang?
The Figural Outline of a Tashigomang
The Number of Tashigomang


  A Trefoil Embellishment Showing Offering Goddesses or Heavenly
  Musicians, photo©P.Korczynski
The superb quality of the surviving fragments from the tashigomang built in Densatil demonstrates the highly accomplished craftsmanship of the Tibetan and Newari sculptors involved. Even though these commemorative structures have long since been destroyed, the possibility may exist to ’reconstruct’ at least a part of them, virtually. In our efforts to document the art of Densatil, we seek the assistance of individuals and institutions and would be extremely grateful to hear from anybody who knows about photographic material of Densatil fragments which may be in private collections, museums, art galleries and auction houses.

Olaf Czaja
Institut für Indologie und
Universität Leipzig
Schillerstr. 6
04109 Leipzig

Ph.: +49(341)973 71 20
Fax: +49(341)973 71 48
email address: densatil [et]
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