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Archives of Asian Art (2010) 60 (1): 89–94.
Published: 01 April 2010
... and rescue. In demonstrated many years ago, from Indian rites of Catalogues 62a and b, we see the bodhisattva Dizang kingship.11 The investiture of divine power and protec- dressed as a monk and carrying his pilgrim’s staff, tion was probably the principal attraction of Esoteric ready to descend...
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Archives of Asian Art (2020) 70 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of a “revolutionary reconceptualization of king as the god Vishnu.” 13 Hence, we arrive at a model of Indian kingship that departs from that of the classical, contradictory alliance between king and Brahman, and instead approaches that of Hocartian divine kingship in which the king acts as the main sacrificer...
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Archives of Asian Art (2017) 67 (1): 25–59.
Published: 01 April 2017
... many British openly abjured notions of divine kingship, understood British sovereignty to be secular, and explained away their pageantry as a means of indulging Indian credulity, there was, as Joanne Punzo Waghorne has noted, “a pride [in British pageantry], and a passion expressed in the very terms...
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Archives of Asian Art (2011) 61 (1): 91–106.
Published: 01 April 2011
... that allude to divine 1. Art historian and critical theorist Robert S. Nelson kingship, royal lineage, and political authority. Jankoji defines ‘‘appropriation’’ as . . a distortion, not a negation Rao, his descendants, and their architects freely har- of the prior semiotic assemblage. When successful...
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Archives of Asian Art (2017) 67 (2): 189–208.
Published: 01 October 2017
... of different mirrors. The poems, calligraphy, and the way in which these inscriptions fill the space work in harmony to inspire a viewer to see and appreciate echoed representations of the same calligraphic forms—forms that serve the viewer as the talismanic protection of the divine. The final example...
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Archives of Asian Art (2022) 72 (2): 273–275.
Published: 01 October 2022
.... Following those complementary pathways enables viewers to understand the balanced exoteric and esoteric aspects of divine power through their own experience. Focusing on the architecture, sculpture, and inscriptions, as well as dramatic changes of emphasis caused by the effects of changing seasonal...
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Archives of Asian Art (2018) 68 (1): 33–46.
Published: 01 April 2018
... and sites of divine intervention (the Sufi understanding of barakat ) was not limited to Muslims, but was widespread across Islamicate societies, and the Marathas, in their funerary practices and in the patronization of holy men, were no different. The third monument, T3, which is a short distance away...
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Archives of Asian Art (2021) 71 (2): 219–241.
Published: 01 October 2021
... evolving ideas of rational time with older notions of solar kingship, Jai Singh also regularly traveled on a chariot along a ceremonial avenue that extended from the eastern edge of his capital city to its western limit, presenting himself as a worldly counterpart of the sun god. On certain days those...
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Archives of Asian Art (2021) 71 (2): 171–190.
Published: 01 October 2021
... in the Stein Collection VI. Tenth Century ( a.d. 947–995) .” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 11 , no. 1 ( 1943 ): 148 – 73 . Gokhale, Balkrishna G. “ Early Buddhist Kingship .” Journal of Asian Studies 26 , no. 1 ( 1966 ): 15 – 22...
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Archives of Asian Art (2022) 72 (2): 155–180.
Published: 01 October 2022
..., and the celebration of a divine demon-killer. Together these modes of Śaiva religiosity provided a model for kingship, offered respite from worldly suffering, and promised salvation. Research for the article was supported by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and the European Research Council...
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Archives of Asian Art (2015) 65 (1-2): 139–179.
Published: 01 October 2015
... Chinese Buddhism divine kingship Imperial Apparitions: Manchu Buddhism and the Cult of Mañjuśrī Wen-shing Chou Hunter College Abstract This essay­...
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Archives of Asian Art (2022) 72 (1): 55–74.
Published: 01 April 2022
... to ancient Indian iconographic vocabulary, it is seen in the earliest indigenous school of art on the subcontinent. Two early Hindu (or Brahmanic) divinities perform this grand gesture in the art of Mathura, a bastion of Brahmanic culture during the first through third centuries ce . Brahmanism is an early...
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Archives of Asian Art (2003) 53 (1): 26–53.
Published: 01 April 2003
... forms encourage viewers NANGAI'S TEMPLE AND THE EARLY COLAS to read them as approachable, living bodies. They seem divinely beautiful men stepping into these particular, local I can find no trace of Cola influence on Nangai's temple, places, ready to speak to the people who stand before...
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Archives of Asian Art (2021) 71 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of Buddhist painting that depicts a distant Buddhist paradise to the far west of the current Sāha world. 2 The divine abode of Amitābha Buddha, however, is defined by its flatness. It was understood as a realm devoid of hills, gorges, or cliffs—mountains had no place in paradise. Buddhist texts provide us...
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Archives of Asian Art (2004) 54 (1): 63–93.
Published: 01 April 2004
..." bodies of Jina images communicate the constancy and unwavering intent of the Jinas.3 In a provocative essay on semi-divine male figures of the Kusdna period from...
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Archives of Asian Art (2023) 73 (2): 107–143.
Published: 01 October 2023
... from many other divine images in South Asia in several ways. First, the archetype for the figure of a Jina is based on the male form, albeit perfected. 33 This is because Tirthankaras are technically humans, although they have overcome all karmic fetters and worldly attachments. 34 Thus...
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Archives of Asian Art (2004) 54 (1): 35–61.
Published: 01 April 2004
... the other cir- replaced. Compounding this evidential bias are the mod- cles of the society in historiographical darkness. ern and post-modern proclivities to consider the spiritual The intentions and receptions of the craftspeople went separate from the material, the divine from the mundane...
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Archives of Asian Art (2022) 72 (2): 221–253.
Published: 01 October 2022
... ( dhāraṇī ) that has long been associated with notions of Buddhist kingship in East and Central Asia, as well as Buddhist praise hymns that glorify the Yuan emperors. 14 Constructed in the 1340s at a time when the Yuan court's control over China was becoming noticeably precarious, these inscriptions...
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Archives of Asian Art (2020) 70 (1): 51–83.
Published: 01 April 2020
... widely, had become fused with Qing kingship and political legitimacy. Given the degree to which Qing court practices of connoisseurship and creativity were constituted in palace and elite society, we might expect Puyi's courtiers to have maintained a default reactionary stance, even in their relatively...
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