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History of Early Stone Sculpture at Mathura, Ca. 150 BCE - 100 CE (Hardback)

Sonya Rhie Quintanilla

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ISBN 10: 9004155376 / ISBN 13: 9789004155374
Edité par Brill, Netherlands, 2007
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. This volume provides the first comprehensive analysis and chronology of the earliest known stone sculptures from the north Indian city of Mathura, dating prior to the famous Kushan period. It includes numerous new attributions of objects based primarily on epigraphic and visual analysis. The sculptures attributable to these pre-Kushan periods reveal new evidence for the reasons behind the emergence of the anthropomorphic image of the Buddha at Mathura, the predominance of a heterodox sect of Jainism, and the proliferation of cults of nature divinities. This book provides a wealth of reference material useful for historians of early Indian art, religion, and epigraphy. The book is illustrated with over three hundred photographs, and it includes epigraphic appendices with complete transcriptions and updated translations. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9789004155374

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Titre : History of Early Stone Sculpture at Mathura,...

Éditeur : Brill, Netherlands

Date d'édition : 2007

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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This volume provides the first comprehensive analysis and chronology of the earliest known stone sculptures from the north Indian city of Mathura, dating prior to the famous Kushan period. It includes numerous new attributions of objects based primarily on epigraphic and visual analysis. The sculptures attributable to these pre-Kushan periods reveal new evidence for the reasons behind the emergence of the anthropomorphic image of the Buddha at Mathura, the predominance of a heterodox sect of Jainism, and the proliferation of cults of nature divinities. This book provides a wealth of reference material useful for historians of early Indian art, religion, and epigraphy. The book is illustrated with over three hundred photographs, and it includes epigraphic appendices with complete transcriptions and updated translations.

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Sonya Rhie Quintanilla, Ph.D. (1999) in History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University, is Curator of Asian Art at the San Diego Museum of Art. She has published on aspects of early Indian sculpture and Sultanate manuscript painting, including "Ayagapatas: Characteristics, Symbolism, and Chronology (Artibus Asiae, LV, 2000, pp. 79-137)

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