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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (2): 181–216.
Published: 01 October 2019
... with similar traits— kapardas , scalloped nimbi, akimbo arms, splayed feet, and so forth. Arguably, the very first appearances of Mathurā's “standing” Buddha-images might be closely related to the cult of caṅkrama , and thus should be factored into the historical transition from the previous aniconic period...
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Archives of Asian Art (2013) 63 (1): 131–132.
Published: 01 April 2013
..., Wearing his curatorial hat, Brinker helped to cata- was a highly specialized study which Brinker edited and logue the Rietberg’s great holdings of Chinese and Japa- published in English in 2004 under the title Before and nese sculpture, but the range of his intellect went far Beyond the Image: Aniconic...
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Archives of Asian Art (2004) 54 (1): 35–61.
Published: 01 April 2004
... smaller entrances to temple sancta and to stone residential and civic structures (Fig.17). Presumably, imagery on the Qutbi facade was proscribed; so they restricted themselves to aniconic elements of the Water Cosmology, which had been part of Indic architectural vocabulary since the earliest...
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Archives of Asian Art (2017) 67 (1): 111–142.
Published: 01 April 2017
... populations was matriarchal. Copyright © 2017 Asia Society 2017 Buddhist narrative art Brāhmī inscriptions Kanaganahalli (Kanganhalli) Aniconism Sātavāhana The stūpa at Kanaganahalli ( Figure 1 )—or the Adhālaka Mahācaitya, as it is called in inscriptions from the site 1 —may be one...
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Archives of Asian Art (2018) 68 (1): 33–46.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of the building is a śivalinga , an aniconic representation of Śiva, beneath which might be interred the ashes of the commemorated person. Two staircases lead to the roof, a vantage for views of the countryside and overlooking the Rameshwara and Nilkantheshwara temples, both associated with the Jadhav family...
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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of coiled nāga s, of the sort found on drum slabs at Amaravati, are aniconic representations of this event. 32. Vogel, Indian Serpent Lore , 93–154 ; and Deeg, Miscellanae Nepalicae , 97–100 . See also DeCaroli, “‘Abode of a Nāga King,’” 142–61 . 33. Examples include Muchalinda, Kālika...
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Archives of Asian Art (2017) 67 (1): 25–59.
Published: 01 April 2017
... Bhairavi Ragini as a beautiful woman singing to a Shiva linga (an aniconic form of Shiva), although he emphasized time and season by setting the scene at night during the rainy season, which was not characteristic of the old systems. His composition, use of paper and watercolor, the profile view of his...
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Archives of Asian Art (2023) 73 (2): 107–143.
Published: 01 October 2023
... Asian traditions that ritually enliven images, there are important distinctions in the theological implications of those rituals. 39 In many Hindu contexts, for instance, divine presence is invited into and established in images. The deity is thought to literally manifest in iconic (or aniconic) form...
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