Download e-book for iPad: History of Early Stone Sculpture at Mathura, CA. 150 BCE-100 by Sonya Rhie Quintanilla
By Sonya Rhie Quintanilla
This quantity offers the 1st complete research and chronology of the earliest identified stone sculptures from the north Indian urban of Mathura, courting ahead of the well-known Kushan interval. It contains a number of new attributions of gadgets established totally on epigraphic and visible research. The sculptures caused by those pre-Kushan classes demonstrate new proof for the explanations at the back of the emergence of the anthropomorphic photo of the Buddha at Mathura, the predominance of a heterodox sect of Jainism, and the proliferation of cults of nature divinities. This publication presents a wealth of reference fabric beneficial for historians of early Indian artwork, faith, and epigraphy. The ebook is illustrated with over 300 photos, and it contains epigraphic appendices with whole transcriptions and up to date translations.