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Art and Devotion at a Buddhist Temple in the Indian Himalaya

Art and Devotion at a Buddhist Temple in the Indian Himalaya

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Sixteenth-century wall paintings in a Buddhist temple in the Tibetan cultural zone of northwest India are the focus of this innovative and richly illustrated study. Initially shaped by one set of religious beliefs, the paintings have since been reinterpreted and retraced by a later Buddhist community, subsumed within its religious framework and communal memory. Melissa Kerin traces the devotional, political, and artistic histories that have influenced the paintings' production and reception over the centuries of their use. Her interdisciplinary approach combines art historical methods with inscriptional translation, ethnographic documentation, and theoretical inquiry to understand religious images in context.

Author: Melissa R. Kerin
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Published: 07/06/2015
Pages: 264
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.50lbs
Size: 10.30h x 7.20w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780253013064

Review Citation(s):
Choice 01/01/2017

About the Author

Melissa R. Kerin is Assistant Professor of Art History at Washington and Lee University.

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