Chola: Sacred Bronzes of Southern India

Chola: Sacred Bronzes of Southern India

by Vidya Dehejia, John Eskenazi, John Guy
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903973844
Publisher:
Royal Academy of Arts
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Pages:
176

Meet 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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