Item description for Chola: Sacred Bronzes of Southern India by Vidya Dehejia...
Between the ninth and the thirteenth centuries, the Chola dynasty was the dominant cultural, artistic, religious, and political force in southern India. Though relatively unknown in the West, Chola bronzes are widely considered to be not only among the very finest works of Indian sculptural art, but the finest examples of bronze casting ever created. Among the exquisite examples here are the Hindu gods Shiva, Vishnu, and Ganesh, and a portrayal of Krishna dancing on the serpent Kaliya---one of only two in existence. This sumptuous book includes essays exploring how and why these objects came to be made, and the role they played within Hinduism and Chola culture.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.05" Width: 8.9" Height: 0.94" Weight: 2.69 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2007
Publisher Royal Academy of the Arts
ISBN 190397383X ISBN13 9781903973837
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More About Vidya Dehejia
Vidya Dehejia holds the Barbara Stoler Miller Chair in Indian Art at Columbia University.