This page lists only published works, for summaries of the content of some of these works see the abstracts page. Publications in press and the contents of my clay sculpture book and edited works are being listed on separate pages.

Recent

“From Kashmir to Western Tibet: The Many Faces of a Regional Style.” In Collecting Paradise. Buddhist Art of Kashmir and Its Legacies, edited by Rob Linrothe. New York & Evanston: Rubin Museum of Art and Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 2014: 108-149.

“The diffusion of Gandharan and Indian models in South Asia.” In Art et civilisation de l’orient hellénisé: Rencontres et échanges culturels d’Alexandre aux Sassanides, edited by Pierre Leriche. Paris: Editions A&J Picard, 2014: 245–250.

“Beneficial to See: Early Drigung Painting.” In Painting Traditions of the Drigung Kagyu School, edited by David P. Jackson. New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 2014: 214-59.

“The Cave of Great Adepts.” Orientations 45, no. 5 (2014): 50–61.

> complementary documentation: ◊ Konchokling

“Bringing a Masterwork Back to Life?” Orientations 45, no. 2 (2014): 184–86.

2013

“The Many Faces of Buddha Vairocana.” In The All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide, edited by Jan van Alphen. New York and Antwerp: Rubin Museum of Art and BAI, MAS Books, 2013: 12–23, 163–166.

Review Article: Erberto Lo Bue (ed.) 2010. Wonders of Lo: The artistic heritage of Mustang. Vol. 62 (2), Marg. Mumbai: Marg Foundation. The Tibet Journal XXXVIII, no. 3&4 (2013): 161–67.

“Conservation and research in Buddhist art from an art-historical perspective.” In Art of Merit: Studies in Buddhist Art and its Conservation. Proceedings of the Buddhist Art Forum 2012, edited by David Park, Kuenga Wangmo, & Sharon Cather. London: Archetype, 2013: 187–202.

“The Buddha Beyond. Figuration in Gandharan Cult Imagery.” In Nepalica-Tibetica. Festgabe für Christoph Cüppers, edited by Franz-Karl Ehrhard, & Petra Maurer. Beiträge zur Zentralasienforschung, 28, 2. Andiast: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, 2013: 1–21.

2012

With Paul Harrison “New Light on (and from) the Muhammad Nari Stele.” In 2011 nendo dai ikkai kokusai shinpojiumu puroshīdingusu: Jōdokyō ni kansuru tokubetsu kokusai shinpojiumu, BARC International Symposium Series 1: Special International Symposium on Pure Land Buddhism, Kyoto: Ryukoku University Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, 2012: 69-127 [plates 197-207].
- Also published in Japanese in the same volume: P.ハリソン & C.ルクザニッツ「モハマッド・ナリー浮彫に関する新解釈」[上枝いづ み・尾白悠紀・吉岡慈文訳、宮治昭・福山泰子監修](『2011 年度 第1 回 国際シンポジ ウムプロシーディングス― 浄土教関する特別国際シンポジウム』龍谷大学アジア仏 教文化研究センター、2012 年 3 月、131-194 頁[図版 197-207 頁]).

Muhammad Nari Stele

Bodhisattvas, detail of the Muhammad Nari stele, Lahore Museum (CL07 D5790).

2011

“Siddhas, Hierarchs and Lineages: Three Examples for Dating Tibetan Art.” In Mirror of the Buddha, Early Portraits from Tibet, edited by David Paul Jackson. New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 2011: 170–97.

“On the Iconography of Tibetan Scroll Paintings (thang ka) Dedicated to the Five Tathāgatas.” In Art in Tibet. Issues in Traditional Tibetan Art from the Seventh to the Twentieth Century. PIATS 2003: Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Oxford 2003, edited by Erberto F. Lo Bue. Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2011: 37–51 + pls. 6–12.

“Approaches to Historic Indian and Indo-Tibetan Sculpture.” In Indian Art History. Changing Perspectives, edited by Parul Pandya Dhar. New Delhi: National Museum Institute & D.K. Printworld, 2011: 153–67 + figs 11.1–11.4.

“Gandhara and Its Art.” 12–24; “The Bodhisattva and the Future Buddha Maitreya.” 59–64; “Art and Architecture.” 73–83. In The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan. Art of Gandhara, edited by Proser Adriana. New York: Asia Society Museum, 2011.

“Locating Great Perfection: the Murals of the Lhasa Lukhang.”Orientations 42, no. 2 (2011): 102–11.

Last Edited Book

With Erberto Lo Bue: Tibetan Art and Architecture in Context. Andiast: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, 2010.

2010

“Prior to Birth. The Tuṣita episodes in Indian Buddhist literature and art.” In The Birth of the Buddha. Proceedings of a Seminar Held in Lumbini, Nepal, October 2004, edited by Christoph Cüppers, Max Deeg, & Hubert Durt. LIRI Seminar Proceedings Series, 3. Lumbini: Lumbini International Research Institute, 2010: 41–91, 387–392.

With Erberto Lo Bue (eds.) Tibetan Art and Architecture in Context. PIATS 2006: Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the Eleventh Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Königswinter 2006. Vol. 20, Beiträge Zur Zentralasienforschung. Andiast: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, 2010. (and "Foreword": vii–xiii).

“Mandalas of Mandalas: The Iconography of a Stupa of Many Auspicious Doors for Phag mo gru pa.” In Tibetan Art and Architecture in Context. edited by Erberto Lo Bue, & Christian Luczanits. Andiast: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, 2010: 281–310.

“Appendix Inscriptions” to Ingrid Kreide-Damani, An Unusual Highlight in Trade in Tibetan Art. In Tibetan Art and Architecture in Context. edited by Erberto Lo Bue, & Christian Luczanits. Andiast: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, 2010: 400–05.

“In Search of the Perfection of Wisdom. A short note on the third narrative depicted in the Tabo Main Temple.” In From Turfan to Ajanta: Festschrift for Dieter Schlingloff on the Occasion of his Eighteeth Birthday, edited by Eli Franco, & Monika Zin. II. Lumbini, Nepal: Lumbini International Research Institute, 2010: 567–78.

With Holger Neuwirth. “The Development of the Alchi Temple Complex. An Interdisciplinary Approach.” In Heritage Conservation and Research in India. 60 years of Indo-Austrian collaboration, edited by Gabriela Krist, & Tatjana Bayerová. Konservierungswissenschaft, Restaurierung, Technologie, 6. Wien, Weimar: Böhlau, 2010: 79–84.

2009

“Styles in Western Himalayan Art.” In Han Zang Fo jiao mei shu yan jiu : 2007 [sic] di san jie Xizang kao gu yu yi shu guo ji xue shu tao lun hui lun wen ji, edited by Jisheng Xie, Wenhua Luo, & Anning Jing. 2009: 133–50.

Catalogue descriptions of nos. 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 20, 31. In Mandala, Sacred Circle in Tibetan Buddhism, edited by Martin Brauen. Stuttgart, New York: Arnoldsche, Rubin Museum of Art, 2009: 262.

“On the Earliest Mandalas in a Buddhist Context.” In Mahayana Buddhism. History and Culture, edited by Darrol Bryant, & Susan Bryant. Sambhota Series XV, New Delhi: Tibet House, 2008: 111–36.

“Ritual, Instruction and Experiment: Esoteric Drawings from Dunhuang.” In The Art of Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent in Cross Culture Perspective, edited by Anupa Pande, & Mandira Sharma. New Delhi: National Museum Institute-Aryan Books International, 2009: 140–49 & 11 figs.

“Indian and Himalayan Collections at the Walters.” Arts of Asia 39, no. 1 (2009): 72–81.

2008

“Buddhismus im multikulturellen Umfeld: Die Kunst Gandharas.” Indo-Asiatische Zeitschrift. Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für indo-asiatische Kunst 12, (2008): 5–18.

Catalogue redaction with Christian Gänsicke & Birgit Tellmann, Kurzführer Gandhara – Das buddhistische Erbe Pakistans. Legenden, Klöster und Paradiese. Bonn: Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 2008.

“Gandhara and Its Art.” 16–26; “Early Buddhism and Gandhara.” 72–77; “The Bodhisattva and the Future Buddha Maitreya.” 249–53; “Art and Architecture.” 314–17 and “Stucco and Clay.” 318–20. In Gandhara – The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan. Legends, Monasteries and Paradise, Mainz – Bonn: Zabern – Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der BRD, 2008.

“Buddhism in a Cosmopolitan Environment: The Art of Gandhara,”Orientations 39, no. 7 (2008): 46–52.

“In the Blazing Light of Tibet,”Orientations 39, no. 6 (2008): 80–84.

“The depiction of Hindu and Pan-Indian Deities in the Lo tsa ba lHa khang at Nako.” In South Asian Archaeology 1999. Proceedings of the Fifteenth Conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, held at the Universiteit Leiden, 5–9 July 1999, edited by Ellen M. Raven. Gonda Indolocical Studies XV, Groningen: Egbert Forsten, 2008: 493–506.

2007

“Alchi Sumtsek Reconsidered.” In Recent Research on Ladakh 2007, edited by John Bray & Nawang Tsering Shakspo. Leh, Ladakh: J&K Academy for Art, Culture & Languages – International Association for Ladakh Studies, 2007: 61–72.

“Prior to Birth II. The Tushita Episodes in Early Tibetan Buddhist Literature and Art.” In Pramāṇakīrtiḥ. Papers dedicated to Ernst Steinkellner on the occasion of his 70th birthday, edited by Birgit Kellner, H. Krasser, Horst Lasic, M.T. Much & H. Tauscher. Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde 70, Wien: Arbeitskreis für Tibetische und Buddhistische Studien Universität Wien, 2007: 497–543.

2006

“The Bodhisattva with the Flask in Gandhāran Narrative Scenes.” East and West, dedicated to Maurizio Taddei 55, no. 1–4 (2005): 163–88.

pdf Life of Maitreya

“A First Glance at Early Drigungpa Painting.” In Studies in Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Art. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Tibetan Archaeology & Art, Beijing, September 3–6, 2004, edited by Xie Jisheng, Shen Weirong & Liao Yang. The Monograph Series in Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Beijing: China Tibetology Publishing House, 2006: 459–88.

pdf Early Drigung

“Mandala. Form, Funktion und Bedeutung.” In Tibet – Klöster öffnen ihre Schatzkammern, Essen: Kulturstiftung Ruhr Essen, Villa Hügel, 2006: 71–79.

pdf Mandala (German)

“Alchi and the Drigungpa School of Tibetan Buddhism: The Teacher Depiction in the Small Chörten at Alchi.” In Mei shou wan nian — Long Life Without End. Festschrift in Honor of Roger Goepper, edited by Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch, Antje Papist-Matsuo & Willibald Veit. Frankfurt a. M.: Peter Lang, 2006: 181–96.

pdf Alchi and the Drigungpa

“The Eight Great Siddhas in Early Tibetan Painting from c. 1200 to c. 1350.” In Holy Madness. Portraits of Tantric Siddhas, edited by Robert N. Linrothe. New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 2006: 76–91.

pdf Eight Great Siddhas

2005

“Infinite Variety. Form and Appearance in Tibetan Buddhist Art. Part II.” Lotus Leaves 8, no. 1 (2005): 7–14.

“Infinite Variety. Form and Appearance in Tibetan Buddhist Art. Part I.” Lotus Leaves 7, no. 2 (2005): 1–9.

pdf Infinite Variety

“The Early Buddhist Heritage of Ladakh Reconsidered.” In Ladakhi Histories. Local and Regional Perspectives, edited by John Bray. Brill’s Tibetan Studies Library, 9. Leiden: Brill, 2005: 65–96.

pdf Early Buddhist Heritage

“Unendliche Vielfalt. Gestalt und Erscheinungsform im Buddhismus.” In Die Welt des Tibetischen Buddhismus, edited by Wulf Köpke, & Schmelz Bernd. Mitteilungen des Museums für Völkerkunde, Hamburg: Museum für Völkerkunde, 2005: 43–77.

pdf Unendliche Vielfalt (German)

2000–2004

Buddhist Sculpture in Clay: Early Western Himalayan Art, late 10th to early 13th centuries. Serindia, Chicago 2004.

With Rob Linrothe & Jeff Watt. “Turning a Blind Eye.” Orientations 35, no. 5 (2004): 73–74.

“Art-historical aspects of dating Tibetan art.” In Dating Tibetan Art. Essays on the Possibilities and Impossibilities of Chronology from the Lempertz Symposium, Cologne, edited by Ingrid Kreide-Damani. Contributions to Tibetan Studies, 3. Wiesbaden: Ludwig Reichert Verlag, 2003: 25–57.

pdf Dating Tibetan Art

“Seminar Report. Tenth Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies St. Hugh’s College, Oxford 6–12th September 2003.” Orientations 34, no.10 (2003): 54–55.

“The 12th Century Buddhist Monuments of Nako.” Orientations 34, no. 5 (2003): 46–53.

pdf Nako

“Early Tibetan Clay Sculpture.” Aziatische Kunst 33, no. 2 (2003): 2–15.

pdf Tibetan Clay Sculpture

“The Wanla Bkra shis gsum brtsegs.” In Buddhist Art and Tibetan Patronage Ninth to Fourteenth Centuries, edited by Deborah E. Klimburg-Salter, & Eva Allinger. PIATS 2000: Proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Leiden 2000, 2. Leiden: Brill, 2002: 115–25.

pdf Wanla

“Methodological Comments Regarding Recent Research on Tibetan Art.” Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 45, no. 2001 (2001): 125–45.

pdf Methodological Comments

Summary of Dissertation: Christian Luczanits, Early Buddhist Clay Sculpture in the Western Himalaya (Late 10th to Early 13th Centuries). Institute of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, Vienna University, 1998. Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens XLIV (2000): 229-32.

Before 2000

“Ein Blick nach Osten, zur rezenten Erforschung früher tibetischer Kunst.” In 10. Österreichischer Kunsthistorikertag. Das Fach Kunstgeschichte und keine Grenzen? 30. September – 3. Oktober 1999, Universität Innsbruck. Kunsthistoriker, Mitteilungen des österreichischen Kunsthistorikerverbandes, Wien: Österreichischer Kunsthistorikerverband, 1999: 59–64.

“The Life of the Buddha in the Sumtsek.” Orientations 30, no. 1 (1999): 30–39.

Complementary picture gallery:
◊ Life of the Buddha

pdf Sumtsek Life

“Minor Inscriptions and Captions in the Tabo gTsug lag khaṅ.” In Inscriptions from the Tabo Main Temple. Texts and Translations, edited by Luciano Petech, & Christian Luczanits. Serie Orientale Roma, LXXXIII. Rome: IsIAO, 1999: 95–187.

pdf Minor Inscriptions

With Ernst Steinkellner. “The Renovation Inscription of the Tabo gTsug lag khang. New Edition and Translation.” In Inscriptions from the Tabo Main Temple. Texts and Translations, edited by Luciano Petech, & Christian Luczanits. Serie Orientale Roma, LXXXIII. Rome: IsIAO, 1999: 9–28.

pdf Renovation Inscription

“On an Unusual Painting Style in Ladakh.” In The Inner Asian International Style 12th-14th Centuries. Papers presented at a panel of the 7th seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Graz 1995, edited by Deborah E. Klimburg-Salter, & Eva Allinger. Wien: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1998: 151–69.

pdfUnusual Painting Style

Complementary picture galleries:
◊ Alchi Shangrong Chörten
◊ Lamayuru Chörten

“The Clay Sculptures.” In Tabo – A Lamp for the Kingdom. Early Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Art in the Western Himalaya, edited by Deborah E. Klimburg-Salter. Milan – New York: Skira – Thames and Hudson, 1997: 189–205.

With Ernst Steinkellner. “A New Translation of the Renovation Inscription in the Tabo Main Temple (gtsug-lag-khang).” In Tabo – A Lamp for the Kingdom. Early Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Art in the Western Himalaya, edited by Deborah E. Klimburg-Salter. Milan – New York: Skira – Thames and Hudson, 1997: 257–59.

“On the Construction of Clay Sculptures in Tabo (Ta pho) Spiti (c. 1042 A.D.).” In South Asian Archaeology, 1995. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeologists Cambridge, 5–9 July 1995, edited by Raymond Allchin, & Bridget Allchin. 2. New Delhi – Calcutta: Science Publishers and Oxford & IBH Publishing Co, 1997: 691–701.

Catalogue Entry, Kat.-Nr. 155, p. 419–20. In Weihrauch und Seide, edited by Wilfried Seipel. Wien & Milano: Skira Editore, 1996.

“Early Buddhist Wood Carvings from Himachal Pradesh.” Orientations 27, no. 6 (1996): 67–75.

pdf Wood Carvings

Complementary picture galleries:
◊ Poo Vajradharma
◊ Shalkhar Wooden Capital

“A Note on Tholing Monastery.” Orientations 27, no. 6 (1996): 76–77.

pdf Note on Tholing Monastery

Catalogue Entries, p. 236–240, 247, 253–254, 264–265, 268–274, 280, 282–283, 287 and glossary p. 302–302. In Buddha in Indien: Die Frühindische Skulptur von König Asoka bis zur Guptazeit, edited by Deborah E. Klimburg-Salter. Milano: Skira, 1995.

“Another Rin chen bzang po Temple?” East and West 44, no. 1 (1994): 83–98.

pdfAnother Rin chen bzang po Temple

“The Sources for Bu ston’s Introduction to the Acts of a Buddha.” Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 37 (1993): 93–108 (1–18).

pdf Acts of a Buddha

Book Reviews

Bühnemann, Gudrun. The Iconography of Hindu Tantric Deities. Vol. I: The Pantheon of the Mantramahodadhi – Vol. II: The Pantheons of the Prapañcasāra and the Śāradātilaka. Gonda Indolocical Studies IX. Groningen: Egbert Forsten, 2000. In Orientalische Literaturzeitung 106 (2011): 338-41.

Amy Heller & Giacomella Orofino. Discoveries in Western Tibet and the Western Himalayas: Essays on History, Literature, Archaeology and Art. Piats 2003: Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Oxford, 2003. Brill’s Tibetan Studies Library, vol. 10/8. In Journal of the American Oriental Society 129 (3), no. 3 (2009): 503-5.

pdf Review Heller & Orofino

Hartmut Walravens (ed.) Albert Grünwedel. Briefwechsel und Dokumente. [Asien- und Afrika-Studien der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Vol. 9]. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2001. In Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens XLVII (2003): 219.

pdf Review Walravens

Schlingloff, Dieter (2000) Ajanta – Handbuch der Malereien / Handbook of Painting 1: Erzählende Wandmalereien / Narrative Wall-paintings. 3 Vols. Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz Verlag. In Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens XLVI (2002): 285–87.

Irmtraud Stellrecht (ed.) The past in the Present. Horizons of Remembering in the Pakistan Himalaya. Culture Area Karakorum 2. Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, Köln 1997. In Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 152, no. 1 (2002): 230–33.

Theses

Early Buddhist clay sculpture in the Western Himalaya (late 10th to early 13th centuries). Dissertation, Institute of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, Vienna University, Vienna 1998.

Studie zu einer Episode aus dem Leben des Buddha. Der Tushita Himmel und die Kronenübergabe. Diplomarbeit, Institute of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna, Vienna 1993.