Item description for History of Early Stone Sculpture at Mathura, CA. 150 BCE-100 CE (Studies in Asian Art and Archaeology) by Sonya Rhie Quintanilla...
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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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 8.5" Height: 11.5" Weight: 4.25 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2007
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004155376 ISBN13 9789004155374