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Bookcover (leg-shing), Tibet, around 1200 AD. Painted and gilded wood, 36 x 14 cm. Photo courtesy Astamangala.

Astamangala, established in 1979, is the only gallery in the Netherlands specializing in ancient art and ethnographical objects from the Himalayan region. The gallery is situated in the world-famous Spiegelkwartier, the Amsterdam centre of art and antiques.

The main focus is on art from the Tibetan Buddhist world, with a large collection of thangkas, sculptures in wood, bronze and copper repoussé, ritual objects, bookcovers, furniture, rugs and textiles from Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and Mongolia.

Besides art from the Tibetan Buddhist world we also offer art from Nepal and India, especially bronzes, miniature-paintings on paper and textiles.

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Dance mask (cham-bak) of Mahakala, painted paper mache, glue and textile. Tibet, 18th-19th century ( C14 ). 38 cm. Photo courtesy Astamangala

Astamangala. Ancient art from Tibet, Nepal and India. Keizersgracht 574, 1017 EM Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 20 623 44 02 - Email: asta@xs4all.nl - Website: www.astamangala.com. Asian Art in Brussels. 4 to 8 June 2014