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Archives of Asian Art (2011) 61 (1): 61–89.
Published: 01 April 2011
... and monoliths exist at some forty-five sites, created by Buddhists, Hindus, and Jains over a span of a thousand years. And to those accustomed to the modern concept of finish, half of this vast range of rock-cut monuments appears incomplete. No doubt explanations revolving around singular historical circum...
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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (2): 181–216.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Minku Kim Abstract Caṅkrama is mindful locomotion, a notion and practice well developed in classical India. Within the Buddhist tradition, a series of such ambulations performed by the historical Buddha in the wake of his Enlightenment is widely recognized; in Bodhgayā itself, the monument known...
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Archives of Asian Art (2016) 66 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., India, Xuanzang, remote sensing, GIS, DEM, Odantapuri Introduction other prominent and sacred landmarks in the vicinity.6 The accounts of the Chinese travelers Faxian (337–422 s a Buddhist center...
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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Robert DeCaroli Abstract Visitors to early (second century bce –fifth century ce ) Buddhist monastic sites across South Asia encountered prominent figural images of nāga s, serpent-like beings who were believed to be closely connected to water and rainfall. Such images are commonly identified...
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Archives of Asian Art (2001) 52 (1): 63–82.
Published: 01 April 2001
... of certain image types. Eastern India, in particular the area in the modern Indian state of Bihar encompassing renowned Buddhist sites such as Bodhgaya and Nalanda, is well recognized for its impor- tance in Buddhist history.' Although many details of spe- cific practices have been lost to us...
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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 (2016) 66 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 October 2016
... century (see Fig. struct the pagoda, as well as Buddhist remains on site 22). According to Perlee, the four sides of Bars-Khot 1 and pagodas he had seen in Mongolia that he believed measured 1,900, 1,770, 1,770, and 1,530 meters begin- to be Khitan, Perlee posited that the pagoda in question ning...
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Archives of Asian Art (2021) 71 (1): 37–61.
Published: 01 April 2021
... visual cues to emphasize sacred Buddhist sounds. The appearance of the floating-instrument motif on a bell makes the meaning all the more resonant. Many old Korean Buddhist bells are currently in Japan, including at least twenty-six now designated as Important Cultural Properties that presumably...
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Archives of Asian Art (2017) 67 (2): 143–187.
Published: 01 October 2017
...’”; Templeman, “Tāranātha the Historian,” 45 . As for Avalokitśvara, his “Secret Autobiography” states that he was advised in a dream to always “supplicate the deity Avalokiteśvara” during his youth; translated by David Templeman and quoted in Cousens, “Mapping the Buddhist Sacred Status of Triloknāth,” 250...
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Archives of Asian Art (2016) 66 (1): 81–105.
Published: 01 April 2016
.... Curiously, this pairing is absent from any of the Buddhist sutras associated with the two. This article argues that texts were a starting point rather than an end point for the establishment of the Thousand-armed Mañjuśrī's iconographic characteristics, and that the pairing of the two deities is crucial...
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Archives of Asian Art (2012) 62 (1): 100–102.
Published: 01 April 2012
..., or homelessness, an dha’’ were not only shorn of their original Buddhist absolute loss of place in which sculpture ‘‘operates contexts, they were resituated in a new Buddhist con- in relation to this loss of site, producing the monument text, a Western incarnation of Buddhism as modern as abstraction...
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Archives of Asian Art (2001) 52 (1): 11–43.
Published: 01 April 2001
... Chinese traditions, appealed strongly to artistically modern city of Guangzhou—another site of thriving inclined intellectuals.4° Xie Lingyun represents this dis- Buddhist and Daoist communities—when, passing through tinctive aspect of Donglin culture. A member of a great Xunyang, he changed his...
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Archives of Asian Art (2016) 66 (2): 153–185.
Published: 01 October 2016
... Kingdoms, Pearl River Delta Thai Buddhist monastery, or wat serves as a built or restored in the second quarter of the nineteenth Adwelling place for monks, a site for ordination, century (Fig. 2). As objects of foreign origin whose chanting, teaching, and other Buddhist rituals and activ...
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Archives of Asian Art (2021) 71 (1): 93–122.
Published: 01 April 2021
... perhaps avoided the area around Itahar village to the west of the Chiramati, which has the Gamari as its main stream and where a good number of Buddhist and Jain images have been located. The sculptors remained conscious of the individuality of the ācārya figures. I have noted that the differences...
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Archives of Asian Art (2010) 60 (1): 43–78.
Published: 01 April 2010
... teachings against the imminent annihilation of Tshan boasts the largest holding of Buddhist scrip- Buddhism. The underlying determination to transcend tures in stone assembled in China. Located seventy-five the end of the Dharma was first and most compellingly kilometers southwest of Beijing, the site once...
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Archives of Asian Art (2014) 64 (2): 119–163.
Published: 01 October 2014
... Yakushiji and during the Kamakura period (1192–1333).25 Taishi-den Ko¯ fukuji also had pagodas with Buddhist motifs shiki collects hagiographies of the prince and Cho¯ shi- constructed in clay, while excavations of sites including maru, along with information on the history of Ho¯ ryu¯ ji Kawaharadera...
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Archives of Asian Art (2021) 71 (2): 243–268.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Sarah Richardson Abstract How can visual texts, closed books, and painted images work together in Buddhist temples to reinforce one another and act upon viewers? The fourteenth-century murals at the Tibetan temple of Shalu integrate pictures with long passages of Tibetan texts and select...
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Archives of Asian Art (2018) 68 (1): 87–109.
Published: 01 April 2018
... on the fundamental irrelevance of all media save the mind itself. Such a notion points to the need to develop a specifically Buddhist theory of images, media, and minds. Copyright © 2018 Asia Society 2018 Yuanjuedong repentance Zongmi medium Belting image anthropology Unlike the cave shrines...
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Archives of Asian Art (2010) 60 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 April 2010
... for the Buddhists and Jains while largely point of the site.6 The new Visnu temple’s gateway accepting the full pantheon of Hindu deities. As we (gopuram) led through a stone pillared˙ ˙ hall to the ocean, shall see, however, not all Pallava rulers were equally where Pallava monarch Ra¯jasim˙ ha (r. 700–728) had...
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Archives of Asian Art (2008) 58 (1): 43–85.
Published: 01 April 2008
... precedence of a thing over another cannot always be ascertained either in reference to absolute Fig.3. Buddha. Provenance unknown. H. 135 cm. Lahore Mu- time scale or to relative formal sequence. The term ‘‘re- seum. From The Route of Buddhist Art, Nara...