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Author Art Institute of Chicago, host institution.

Title Vanishing beauty : Asian jewelry and ritual objects from the Barbara and David Kipper Collection / edited by Madhuvanti Ghosh ; with essays by Usha R. Balakrishnan, Jane Casey, Madhuvanti Ghosh, Li Quianbin, Anne Richter, Maria Zagitova.

Published Chicago, Illinois : The Art Institute of Chicago, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  739.27095 ARTI    AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank  739.27095 Art    AVAILABLE
Physical description 276 pages : colour illustrations, map ; 32 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This book commemorates the gift of over 400 works from the collection of Barbara and David Kipper to the Art Institute of Chicago. These outstanding pieces of jewelry and ritual objects offer a material record of vanishing ways of life. Used as portable forms of wealth, as personal adornment, and in religious practice, they represent a broad spectrum of cultures. The majority comes from the Himalayan region, including Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and Mongolia, and other pieces hail from Afghanistan, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The works include delicate amulet boxes, other Tibetan Buddhist artifacts, and ornate Turkmen jewelry. Five essays place the objects in the contexts of their native regions"--.
Notes Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Art Institute of Chicago, June 19-August 21, 2016.
Other author Ghosh, Madhuvanti, editor.
Subject Kipper, David A., 1939-2010. -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Kipper, Barbara. -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Art Institute of Chicago -- Exhibitions.
Jewelry -- Private collections -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Exhibitions.
Art, Asian -- Private collections -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Exhibitions.
Ritual in art -- Exhibitions.
ISBN 9780300214840 (hardback)