Title: Chola - Sacred Bronzes of Southern India.
Publisher: Royal Academy of Arts, London
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: Brand new
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: First edition.
The catalogue from an exhibition held in London at the Royal Academy of Arts, 2006-2007. 157 pages with full and double-page colour illustrations, descriptions, essays, appendices and bibliography. Contents include: Map, Parading the Gods: Bronze Devotional Images of Chola South India, Beauty and the Body of God, Looking at Chola Bronzes. Catalogue: Shiva and His Imagery, Shiva Saints, Vishnu and His Imagery, The Jain Faith. Glossary of Terms. An excellent catalogue containing some superb examples of South Indian bronzes. Hardcover with jacket. Brand New. 11.75 by 8.75 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 3194
Synopsis: Between the ninth and the thirteenth centuries, the Chola dynasty was the dominant cultural, artistic, religious, and political force in southern India. Though relatively unknown in the West, Chola bronzes are widely considered to be not only among the very finest works of Indian sculptural art, but the finest examples of bronze casting ever created. Among the exquisite examples here are the Hindu gods Shiva, Vishnu, and Ganesh, and a portrayal of Krishna dancing on the serpent Kaliya—one of only two in existence. This sumptuous book includes essays exploring how and why these objects came to be made, and the role they played within Hinduism and Chola culture.
About the Author:
Vidya Dehejia holds the Barbara Stoler Miller Chair in Indian Art at Columbia University.
John Guy is curator of the Indian and South-East Asia Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
John Eskenazi is recognized worldwide as one of the leading dealers in Asian art.
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