Alexandra Van Der Geer's Animals in Stone: Indian Mammals Sculptured Through Time PDF

By Alexandra Van Der Geer

ISBN-10: 9004168192

ISBN-13: 9789004168190

The artwork heritage of South Asian covers a time span of approximately 4 and a part thousand years. in this interval, an enormous variety of animal stone sculptures has been produced, starting from the pre-historic interval until at the present time and protecting a superb number of motifs and imagery in numerous areas and spiritual traditions. however, the variety of reviews dedicated to those animal sculptures has remained super restricted. the current publication goals at filling this information hole. With this richly illustrated ebook, the 1st of its type, Van der Geer bargains a comparative examine of the ways that numerous animals were depicted and a lucid research of the sculptors' therapy in their "models": residing animals. The artwork historical past of sculptured animals is contextualized with an outline of using animals as might be learn from historic texts, archaeological proof and contemporaneous tradition. In doing so, parallels in addition to ameliorations popular or iconography are highlighted, elucidating the range of animal depictions throughout areas, non secular contexts and during time. The corpus of mentioned fabric levels from Indus seals, stupa panels and railings, enormous temples from North and South India, non-religious palace and castle structure to unfastened sculptures in museum collections.

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Green, New York. Photograph: A. van der Geer, courtesy The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York The Goddess Durga with Two Lions, Southern Uttar Pradesh, c. 850–900, sandstone. 2, anonymous gift, New York. Photograph: A. van der Geer, courtesy The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York Ambika stele from Gujarat or Rajasthan, 8th–early 11th century, Baroda Museum. Photograph: ASI, courtesy Kern Institute, Leiden, the Netherlands Durga’s lion in front of the Draupadi Ratha, Panchapandavarathas, Mammalapuram, Tamil Nadu, 7th–mid 8th century, granite.

Photograph: ASI, 1922–1925, courtesy Kern Institute, Leiden, the Netherlands Dream of Queen Kaushalya. Upper Shivalaya temple, Badami, Karnataka, 6th–9th century, red sandstone. Photograph: Gerard Foekema, courtesy Kern Institute, Leiden, the Netherlands Gateway to a Hindu temple with elephants in a lotus pont (above) and Gajalakshmi (below). Aihole, Karnataka, late 6th–early 8th century. Photograph: ASI, 1910–1930, courtesy Kern Institute, Leiden, the Netherlands Elephants at the shore. Detail of Arjuna’s Penance.

Statuette of a sloth bear. Mathura region, Uttar Pradesh, 1st–3rd century, mottled red sandstone. Government Museum, Mathura. Left: front view. Right: reverse. Photograph: ASI, 1905–1920, courtesy Kern Institute, Leiden, the Netherlands 388. Detail of a Ramayana relief with the bear Jambavan, Andhra Pradesh, c. 1900, wood. Naturmuseum, Basel, Switzerland. Photograph: A. van der Geer list of figures li The Indian muntjac or barking deer 389. The Indian muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak). Diorama of the Field Museum for Natural History, Chicago, USA.

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