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Vaisnava Iconology in Nepal

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Title:Vaisnava Iconology in Nepal


Author:Pratapaditya Pal

Publisher:The Asiatic Society

Publish Year:1985

Edition:Reprinted Edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:History | Hinduism | Tantra | Spirituality / Spiritual | Nepal History | Nepal Non-Fiction | Folk tales/ Folk songs | Non Fiction | Arts | Nepal Buddhism | Nepal Culture and Custom


Remarks:contains bibliography, appendix, notes, indexes and 110 B&W photos


Size:164 x 244 mm


Price:USD 3.25

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  • This is longtime Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Pratapaditya Pal's scholarly study of the representations of Visnuism specific to Nepal, emphasizing the religion's tantric aspects as well as relevant epigraphic and literary material. A handsome example of the Asiatic Society's first hardbound edition. The study not only brings out the peculiarity of that religion and iconography in Nepal, but also points out the differences with Visnuism in India. Particular emphasis is laid on the tantric aspects of Visnuism, a hitherto neglected subject. In reaching his conclusions the icons themselves, all epigraph and literary material pertinent to the theme. One hundred and ten white illustrations considerably add to the value of the work. 

    Pratapaditya Pal

    Pratapaditya Pal is an Indian scholar of Southeast Asian and Himalayan art and culture, specializing particularly in the history of art of India, Nepal and Tibet.He is the author of The Elegant Image: Bronzes from the Indian Subcontinent in the Siddharth K. Bhansali Collection, Goddess Durga: The Power and The Glory, Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum, Vol. I. Art from the Indian Subcontinent, The Art and Architecture of Ancient Kashmir, Light of Asia: Buddha Sakyamuni in Asian Art, he Art of Tibet, Asia Society, The Arts of Nepal. Part I. Sculpture, Nepal: Where the Gods are Young
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