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In the Realm of Gods and Kings

The Arts of India

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Hardback

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In the Realm of Gods and Kings
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Description

This beautifully illustrated volume celebrates the wealth and diversity of the arts of India created for the life of courts and temples from 1000 BC to the twentieth century. The book includes short background essays describing aspects of Indian life related to the works. The topics are: The Sacred Realm: Nature, Temple, Gods, Goddesses, Saint and Sadhus; The Court: Courtly Life, The Hunt, Royal Portraits, Couples and Women, Courtly Manuscripts. Each work is appraised by an expert in the field and information includes narrative episodes from the epics, iconographic symobolism, religious, social and other contextual information. Each work is fully illustrated and most of these have not been previously published.

Author Biography

Andrew Topsfield is head of the Indian Department at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Release date NZ
September 24th, 2004
Contributor
Edited by Andrew Topsfield
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Ill.250col.ill.
Imprint
Sotheby's Publications
Pages
416
Dimensions
240x280x38
ISBN-13
9780856675935
Product ID
1833486

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