Item description for On the Cusp of an Era (Brill's Inner Asian Library) by Srinivasan & D.M. (ed.)...
South Asian religious art became codified during the Kusana Period (ca. beginning of the 2nd to the mid 3rd century). Yet, to date, neither the chronology nor nature of Kusana Art, marked by great diversity, is well understood. The Kusana Empire was huge, stretching from Uzbekistan through northern India, and its multicultural artistic expressions became the fountainhead for much of South Asian Art. The premise of this book is that Kusana Art achieves greater clarity through analyses of the arts and cultures of the Pre Kusana World, those lands becoming the Empire. Fourteen papers in this book by leading experts on regional topography and connective pathways; interregional, multicultural comparisons; art historical, archaeological, epigraphic, numismatic and textual studies represent the first coordinated effort having this focus.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 6.6" Height: 1.4" Weight: 2.6 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2007
ISBN 9004154515 ISBN13 9789004154513