Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and Deities – Buddhist Art in the Japanese Collection of the Náprstek Museum
This publication offers an overview of the Japanese Buddhist Art collection of the Naprskek Museum, Prague, CZ. In the introductory part, the history of the collection is outlined, followed by a brief account of the personalities of the travellers and donators who brought Buddhist objects to the Museum. Subsequently the book shows a closer look on various categories of items: sculptures, painting, calligraphy, ritual implements, textiles, talismans etc. A more detailed analysis of Japanese Buddhist paintings is provided, including an introduction to some of its basic iconographic and pictorial types. The publication is enriched by extensive colour photo documentation and a glossary featuring some of the most important terminology in relation to Japanese Buddhist art. The book is published in a bilingual Czech-English version.