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Religion and Art: New Issues in Indian Iconography and Iconology

Volume I of the proceedings of the 18th conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, London, 2005

Claudine Bautze-Picron (editor)
Free University of Brussels / 2008 / ISBN 978-0-9553924-2-9

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  • Foreword
  • Martina Stoye. The deva with the swaddling cloth, on the Western origins of Gandharan birth iconography and their implications for the textual and art history of the Buddhist saviour's nativity
  • Nakao Odani. The banquet scene on the base of a seated Buddha in Gandhara
  • Katsumi Tanabe. Not the Buddha but Hercules on the gold token from Tillya-Tepe: a review of the relevant legends and images
  • Anna Filigenzi. Late Buddhist art in archaeological context, some reflections on the sanctuary of Tapa Sardar
  • Harry Falk. Another reliquary vase from Wardak and consecrating fire rites in Gandhara
  • Hans Bakker. A funerary monument to Prabhavatigupta?
  • Doris Srinivasan. Samkarsana/Balarama and the mountain: a new attribute
  • Anne Casile. A recumbent effigy of devi from Badoh - its sculptural tradition and archaeological context
  • Gerd J.R. Mevissen. A solitary Visnu sculpture from Bihar in the National Museum of Nepal, Kathmandu
  • Gouriswar Bhattacharya. Ganesa with a dagger
  • Eva Allinger. An early Nepalese Gandavyuhasutra manuscript, an attempt to discover connections between text and illuminations
  • Claudine Bautze-Picron. Buddhist book-covers from Eastern India, the book-covers of the manuscript SL68 at the Collège de France, Paris
  • Vincent Lefèvre. The 'portraits' of the Cola king Rajaraja I (985 - 1014)
  • Archana Verma. Heroic discourse in Indian iconography