Wooden sculptures

Due to their fragility, not many clay or wooden statues have survived.

Here are a few outstanding wooden ones from Tibet.

10th-12th century, Tibet or Western Himalayas, Avalokiteshvara, Nepalese style, at the Cleveland Museum

10th-12th century, Tibet or Western Himalayas, Avalokiteshvara, Nepalese style, at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Undated, Tibet, Avalokiteshvara, private collection

Undated, Tibet, 11-head Avalokiteshvara, wood with pigments, private collection

Undated, Tibet, Avalokiteshvara, at a New Delhi Museum

Undated, Tibet, Avalokiteshvara, at a New Delhi Museum

Early 16th century, Tibet, unidentified bodhisattva, at the Guimet Museum (Paris)
17th-18th century circa, Tibet, unidentified bodhisattva, private collection

17th-18th century circa, Tibet, unidentified bodhisattva, gilt wood, private collection

17th century, Tibet, Padmasambhava, published by Ian Alsop

17th century, Tibet, Padmasambhava, gilt wood, published by Ian Alsop

11th century circa, Tibet, buddha Shakyamuni, at the Cleveland Museum of Art

11th century circa, Tibet, buddha Shakyamuni, painted wood, at the Cleveland Museum of Art

16th century, Tibet, wrathful god Mahakala, private collection

16th century, Tibet, wrathful god Mahakala, painted wood, private collection

13th century, Central Tibet, noblewoman, painted wood, private collection

13th century, Central Tibet, noblewoman, painted wood, private collection

16th century circa, Tibet, wrathful god Mahakala, lacquered wood, private collection

16th century circa, Tibet, wrathful god Mahakala, lacquered wood, private collection

16th-17th century, Tibet, wrathful god Hayagriva and conosrt, wood with pigments, private collection

16th-17th century, Tibet, wrathful god Hayagriva and consort, wood with pigment, private collection

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