The Golden Age of Sculpture In Sri Lanka: Masterpieces of Buddhist and Hindu Bronzes From Museums In Sri Lanka
The catalogue to an exhibition held in Paris, Zurich and Washington D.C. Photographs by Jean-Louis Nou. 159 pages with black & white and full-page color plates.
Contents: the Aniconic cult of the Buddha; The image Cult of the Buddha; Literary References to Metal Images; The “Cire-purdue” Casting technique; Consecration of Images; Bronze images of the Seated Buddha; Standing Buddha; “missionary bronzes”; Mahayana Images and Miscellaneous Objects; Polonnaruva Period; The Hindu Bronzes of Ancient Sri Lanka; Dravidian or Sinhala works of art?; Glossary, bibliography, chronological list of Sinhala Kings; Map.
Contents in fine condition, cover with very light wear. Paperbound. 12 by 9 inches.