in Panauti. ©Gilles Béguin.
by Gilles Béguin, Honorary General Curator of Heritage.
For forty years, a corpus of dated works has made it possible to elaborate a chronology of the art of the Newars of Nepal. In her latest book, the great specialist Mary Shepherd Slusser presents carbon-14 analyzes that shatter the acquired system without offering a coherent chart of dating. This short intervention should open a debate with the public.