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Photographs from De long en large Ladakh by Jean Mansion - Édition Findakly. Copyright Lise Mansion

23.06.20.Affiche.J. WattSEECHAC'S JUNE 2023 CONFERENCE

Unique Bon Symbols and Characteristics in Art.
(Symbols and features unique to Bon art.)

By Jeff Watt, Chief Curator of the Himalayan Art Resources (HAR) website
By videoconference and in English.

will take place on Tuesday 20 June 2023, at 18:00 on Zoom.
Take part in the Zoom meeting

Bon iconography has both unique features and features shared with Buddhism, and differentiating a Bon painting from a Buddhist composition requires some knowledge of the specialist symbols not shared by each. The use of indigenous animals and the shape of hats can also be important. However complex an iconographic figure may be, there are really only a small number of symbols to learn and identify.