2 Books : Late Buddhist Sculpture from Indonesia + Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art (2) - Mint Condition - Asia - mixed

Description
2 Books : Late Buddhist Sculpture from Indonesia + Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art (2) - Mint Condition - Asia - mixed
Very good condition, see description - 3×24×31 cm

Book 1:

Violence and Serenity: Late Buddhist Sculpture from Indonesia
289 pages
Hard cover
26 x 19 cm
0,968 kg
English
2007 – University of Hawai'i Press.
Natasha Reichle.

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Book 2:

Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art
211 pages
Hard cover
31 x 24 cm
1,525 kg
English
2010 – Asia Society Museum – New York.
Adriana Proser.


According to sacred texts, the historical Buddha encouraged his disciples to make pilgrimages to sites associated with his life. As sacred images of the Buddha proliferated over time, it is said that his relics were divided among 84,000 South Asian sites of Buddhist worship, or stupas. This abundance of sacred sites in turn rendered pilgrimage and worship increasingly prominent influences on Asian culture and daily life.

Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art employs sacred objects, textiles, sculpture, manuscripts, and paintings to discuss the relationship between Buddhist pilgrimage and Asia's artistic production. Accompanying an exhibition of approximately 90 extraordinary objects, many of which have never before been displayed publicly, this book addresses the process of the sacred journey in its entirety, including discussion of pilgrimage motivation, ritual preparation, and worship at the sacred destination. Exceptional and visually stunning examples of painted mandalas, reliquaries, prayer wheels, and traveling shrines demonstrate that pilgrims and pilgrimage inspired centuries of artistic production and shaped the development of visual culture in Asia.

Through insightful essays by a team of scholars, Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art illuminates artwork's complex role in Buddhist culture, in which art serves as a form of memory and a bridge to the spiritual world as well as a functional tool with temporal purposes.

Lot details
Total nr of items
2
Object
2 Books : Late Buddhist Sculpture from Indonesia + Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art
Material
Mint Condition
Period
mixed
Region/ Country of origin
Asia
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
3×24×31 cm
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