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Viśvarūpa

T.S. MAXWELL

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This volume is sponsored by

the Inter-Faculty Committee for South Asian Studies

University of Oxford


Contents

THE EXPERIMENTAL PHASE

Unitary Multiple  Icons of the Kuṣāṇa Period and Related Works of the Early Gupta Period

 

THE 'CLASSICAL' PHASE

Developments in the Gupta Period

THE ŚAMALĀJĪ Viśvarūpa

A Major Contribution to the Development of Multiple Iconography in Western India

 

THE PAREL HEPTAD

A Complex Śaiva Experiment in Western India

THE DEOGARH Viśvarūpa

KANNAUJ

The Decline of Creativity in the Design of Multiple Brahmanical Sculpture in North India

This work is dedicated to 

my twin sons.

eṣo uṣā apūruyā vy ucchati priyā divaḥ

stuṣe vām aśvinā bṛhat

yā dasrā śindhumātarā monotarā rayīṇām

dhiyā devā vasuvidā

vacyante vāṃ kakuhāso jūrṇāyām adhi viṣṭapi

yad vāṃ ratho vibhis patāt

 

 

 

Prof. T. S. Maxwell, Director, Department of Oriental Art History,  University of Bonn, Regina-Pacis-Weg 1, D-53113 Bonn, Germany


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