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Author Geer, Alexandra van der, 1963-
Title Animals in stone : Indian mammals sculptured through time / by Alexandra van der Geer.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.

Author Geer, Alexandra van der, 1963-
Series Handbook of Oriental studies = Handbuch der Orientalistik. Section 2, India, 0169-9377 ; v. 21
Handbuch der Orientalistik. Zweite Abteilung, Indien ; 21. Bd.
Subject Animal sculpture -- India.
Stone carving -- India.
Animals -- India.
Animals -- Mythology -- India.
Author Geer, Alexandra van der, 1963-
Series Handbook of Oriental studies = Handbuch der Orientalistik. Section 2, India, 0169-9377 ; v. 21
Handbuch der Orientalistik. Zweite Abteilung, Indien ; 21. Bd.
Subject Animal sculpture -- India.
Stone carving -- India.
Animals -- India.
Animals -- Mythology -- India.
Description 1 online resource (lxxii, 461 pages, [352] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-448) and index.
Contents Acknowledgments; List of Figures; List of Abbreviations; Timetable; Introduction; Chapter One Antilope cervicapra, the blackbuck; Chapter Two Axis axis, the spotted deer; Chapter Three Bandicota indica, the bandicoot rat; Chapter Four Bos gaurus, the gaur; Chapter Five Bos indicus, the zebu; Chapter Six Bos primigenius, the aurochs; Chapter Seven Boselaphus tragocamelus, the nilgai; Chapter Eight Bubalus bubalis, the water buffalo; Chapter Nine Camelus bactrianus, the Bactrian camel; Chapter Ten Camelus dromedarius, the dromedary; Chapter Eleven Canis aureus, the golden jackal.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
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Summary The art history of South Asia covers a time span of roughly four and a half thousand years. During this period, a vast number of animal stone sculptures has been produced, ranging from the pre-historic period till today and covering a great variety of motifs and imagery in different regions and religious traditions. Even so, the number of studies devoted to these animal sculptures has remained extremely limited. The present book aims at filling this knowledge gap. With this richly illustrated book, the first of its kind, Van der Geer offers a comparative study of the ways in which various animals have been depicted and a lucid analysis of the sculptors' treatment of their "models": living animals. The art history of sculptured animals is contextualized with a description of the use of animals as can be read from ancient texts, archaeological evidence and contemporaneous culture. In doing so, parallels as well as differences in style or iconography are highlighted, elucidating the variety of animal depictions across regions, religious contexts and through time. The corpus of discussed material ranges from Indus seals, stupa panels and railings, monumental temples from North and South India, non-religious palace and fort architecture to loose sculptures in museum collections.
ISBN 9789047443568 (electronic bk.)
904744356X (electronic bk.)
9789004168190 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9004168192 (hardback ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 650017689
Additional Format Print version: Geer, Alexandra Anna Enrica van der, 1963- Animals in stone. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008 (DLC) 2008029644 (OCoLC)234234081


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