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Art and Culture of Nepal: Selected Papers

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Title:Art and Culture of Nepal: Selected Papers


Author:Mary Shepherd Slusser

Publisher:Kathmandu Publishing

Publish Year:2005

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Nepal | Arts | Architecture / Interior / Furniture | Nepal Culture and Custom


Remarks:Colour and B&W Photographs.


Size:225 x 288 mm


Price:USD 34.00

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  • This Volume brings together in one convenient format a selection of papers devoted to Nepalese culture published over several years in a variety of places. In one of them, for example, jointly authored and published in Artibus Asiae in 1973, the author make one exciting discovery after another as they unravel various facets of Nepalese history. The so-called "Sleeping Vishnu" at Balaju turns out to be actually part Siva and to be a thousand years older than previously thought. In an astonishing reversal of the accepted relationship, it is shown to actually predate the image of which it was supposed to be a copy.

    With few exceptions, the papers have appeared in Western scholarly journals not readily available in Nepal. To make them easily accessible to Nepalese scholars and the interested public they have been brought together in this single volume. The chronological order of publication has been ignored in favour of grouping them under specific headings such as painting, sculpture and architecture. No changes have been made in the original texts but some articles are followed by a short commentary to include new information pertinent to that paper. One commentary, for example, takes into account the critical Jayadeva sculpture whose discovery post dated the planned 1997 publication of this volume. The present work is also fully illustrated with all the photographs included in the original publications.

    Mary Shepherd Slusser

    Mary Shepherd Slusser studied archaeology at Harvard University, art history at the Institute of Fine Arts. New York University, and received a Ph.D. in archaeology and anthropology from Columbia University, New York. When chance brought her to Nepal in 1965, its rich culture capti
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