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Shifting Stones, Shaping the Past: Sculpture from the Buddhist Stupas of Andhra Pradesh

Catherine Becker

Abstract

Investigating how material remains and visual experiences shape and reveal core human concerns, Shifting Stones, Shaping the Past: Sculpture from the Buddhist Stūpas of Andhra Pradesh examines the production and use of Buddhist art in Andhra Pradesh, India, from the second and third centuries of the Common Era to the present. This book analyzes the adornment of Andhra’s ancient Buddhist sites, such as the main stūpa at Amarāvatī, with lavish limestone relief sculpture depicting scenes of devotion and lively Buddhist narratives. As many of these sites are now in disrepair, it might be tempting ... More

Keywords: Buddhist sculpture, stūpas, Andhra Pradesh, narratives, faith, Nāgārjunakoṇḍa, Amarāvatī

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199359394
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359394.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Becker, author
University of Illinois at Chicago