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Photos: A Final Look at Tibet's Densatil Monastery Before Exhibition Closes

Photograph by Pietro Francesco Mele, 1948. © Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zürich, VMZ 402.00.0498.
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In 1948, an Italian photographer gave the world a privileged glimpse inside the storied Densatil Monastery in central Tibet. Asia Society Museum exhibition closes Sunday, May 18.

The Scholar-Spy Who Saw Tibet's Densatil Monastery in All Its Glory

A historic photograph of the Densatil Monastery taken by an anonymous photographer at an unknown date. Image courtesy of David Holler.
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How the "Great Game," the 19th-century imperial rivalry between Great Britain and Russia that stretched across Asia, may have touched on the famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Exhibition on view at Asia Society Museum through May 18, 2014.

Videos: 100 'Peaceful and Wrathful' Deities Emerge from Millions of Grains of Sand

The sand mandala constructed by Tibetan Buddhist monks at Asia Society Museum over five days in February 2014. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
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Time-lapse footage captures the extraordinary process by which a Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala came into being at Asia Society Museum over the course of five days.

Video: Introducing Parnashavari, A Fierce-Looking Healer Dressed in Leaves

Featured in Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition, Parnashavari is a Tibetan Buddhist deity known for her ability to heal injury and cure disease.
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Meet the goddess Parnashavari, who features prominently in Asia Society Museum's new exhibition Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, on view through May 18.

Interview: 'Densatil' Exhibition Recreates a Tibetan Buddhist's Path to Enlightenment

Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition showcases the Densatil monastery in central Tibet, pictured here in a historic photograph taken by an anonymous photographer at an unknown date. (Archival image courtesy David Holler.)
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Asia Society Museum's John H. Foster Senior Curator of Traditional Asian Art explains what visitors can expect to see at the Museum's latest exhibition, dedicated to a legendary Tibetan Buddhist monastery.

Video: Asia Society Museum Showcases Long-Lost 'Golden Visions' from Tibet

Through gleaming statuary, intricate reliefs, and vintage black-and-white photographs, Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition takes visitors on an exploration of the Buddhist monastery in Densatil, in central Tibet.
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Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition explores artwork from a singular Tibetan Buddhist monastery that was largely destroyed during China's Cultural Revolution.