PRIVATE MELBOURNE COLLECTION VIEWING 3 October 2013 – TAASA Review December 2013
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This article was originally found in the December 2013 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 22, Issue 4, Page 30).
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In early October a capacity group of TAASA Victoria members and guests were privileged to attend an exclusive viewing of a private collection of Buddhist art of Tibet and Mongolia.
Our host was Boris Kaspiev who assembled the group of more than 400 sacred objects over the past 25 years, along with the late Richard Price.
The items range in age from the 12th to 19th centuries and include thangka (painted Buddhist hanging scrolls with silk mounts), tsakli (miniature ritual paintings), manuscript pages, textiles, bronze and wooden sculpture and other ritual pieces After generously treating us to a selection of wines from his cellar, Boris led the group through the various rooms of his inner-city house where the collection is beautifully displayed on almost all available walls and surfaces...