On the Cusp of an Era: Art in the Pre-Kuṣāṇa World

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Doris Srinivasan
BRILL, 2007 - 402 pages
South Asian religious art became codified during the Ku a Period (ca. beginning of the 2nd to the mid 3rd century). Yet, to date, neither the chronology nor nature of Ku a Art, marked by great diversity, is well understood. The Ku a 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 Ku a Art achieves greater clarity through analyses of the arts and cultures of the Pre- Ku a 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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Table des matières

A New Concept
1
Chapter Two Pathways Between Gandhàra
29
aka and Kußàa
55
Chapter Four Numismatic Evidence for a Chronological
95
Chapter Five Acroliths from Bactria and Gandhàra
119
Chapter Six Barikot An IndoGreek Urban Center
133
Chapter Seven The Artistic Center of Butkara I
165
Chapter Eight Kañjùr Ashlar and Diaper Masonry
201
Chapter Nine Coinage from Iran to Gandhàra with
233
Chapter Ten Dynastic and Institutional Connections
267
Chapter Eleven Art Beauty and the Business of Running
287
Chapter Twelve The PreKußàa and Early Kußàa
319
Chapter Thirteen Monumental Nàginìs from Mathurà
351
Multicultural
385
Index
399
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Doris Meth Srinivasan is Visiting Scholar at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. She has published extensively on Hindu iconography, Western and local expressions in Gandharan art, plus the seminal Many Heads, Arms and Eyes. Origin, Meaning and Form of Multiplicity in Indian Art (Brill, 1997).

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