The Dvāravatī Wheels of the Law and the Indianization of South East Asia

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BRILL, 1996 - 237 pagina's
This volume deals with a unique group of stone sculptures, representations of the Buddha's Wheel of the Law, found in present-day Thailand that date from about the seventh-eighth centuries CE. The book places these sculptures in their historical, religious, and art historical contexts to determine what they meant to the culture (called Dv?ravat?) that produced them. Thus, other art historical material associated with the Wheels, including stone deer, Buddha images, and stupas, are discussed. Of greatest importance is how these sculptures relate to both the art in Cambodia and that in India, and to determine what these relationships can tell us about the process (called Indianization) by which Indian culture, religion, and art were adapted in Southeast Asia.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

History Mandala and Cambodia
17
Northeastern and Southern Thailand
51
The Cakras and their Related Monuments
79
The Cakras and their Related Inscriptions
96
The Cakra Sequence
124
The Cakra Patterns and their Relationships
138
The Cakra Patterns and their Organization
159
Conclusion
180
Appendix
200
Drawings
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Over de auteur (1996)

Robert L. Brown, Ph.D. (1981) in Indian Art History, University of California, is Associate Professor of Indian and Southeast Asian Art History at the University of California in Los Angeles. He has published many articles on various aspects of Indian and Southeast Asian Art.

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