Handbuch der Orientalistik

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BRILL, 2004 - 335 pages
Gandhara, with its wide variety of architectural remains and sculptures, has for many decades perplexed students of South and Central Asia. Kurt Behrendt in this volume for the first time and convincingly offers a description of the development of 2nd century B.C.E. to 8th century C.E. Buddhist sacred centers in ancient Gandhara, today northwest Pakistan. Regional variations in architecture and sculpture in the Peshawar basin, Swat, and Taxila are discussed. At last a chronological framework is given for the architecture and the sculpture of Gandhara, but also light is being shed on how relic structures were utilized through time, as devotional imagery became increasingly significant to Buddhist religious practice. With an important comparative overview of architectural remains, it is indispensable for all those interested in the development of the early Buddhist tradition of south and central Asia and the roots of Buddhism elsewhere in Asia.
 

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Table des matières

Overview of Greater Gandhara
12
Architecture and Sculpture from Phase I
39
The Development of Relic Shrines
61
The Phase II Sacred Area
77
The Phase II Distribution and Function
109
Phase III Architecture and Sculpture
135
Phase III and IV Architecture in
175
Phase III Sculpture in the Peshawar
211
Buddhist Architecture and Sculpture
234
The FourPhase Chronological System
255
Phase II Structural Types
261
Dating Gandharan Sculpture
268
Reuse of Images and Its Bearing on
288
Numeric Count of Sculpture Types from
296
Glossary
305
Index
323

Loose and In Situ Sculpture
220

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À propos de l'auteur (2004)

Kurt A. Behrendt, Ph.D. (1997) in South Asian Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Temple University, Pennsylvania. He has published on early Buddhist art of South Asia.

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