Robert Elgood - Indu arms and ritual - 2004

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Robert Elgood - Indu arms and ritual - 2004
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Hindu arms and ritual : Arms and armour from India 1400 - 1865
Author: Robert Elgood
Year of publication: 2004
Publisher: Eburon
Language: English.
Binding: hardcover
Extras: illustrated dust jacket
Number of pages:
Size: 30×25 cm
Condition: excellent

Robert Elgood gives us a new, richly illustrated study that examines pieces from the arsenal of the Tanjore palace in South India. Weapons from Tanjore reveal a wealth of information on Hindu warrior society through their complex and symbolic engraved iconography. For example: gods and goddesses as well as sacred animals and plants, concrete evidence that backs up other sources such as ancient manuscripts and contemporary art. The author also questions the generally accepted “fact” that most of southern India’s weapons date from the 18th and 19th centuries, stating that many pieces were actually created during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
-
Author/ Illustrator
Robert Elgood
Book Title
Indu arms and ritual
Condition
Fine
Publication year oldest item
2004
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
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