The ancient sculptures and reliefs from Amaravati rank ... among the greatest treasures of the British Museum.The principal monument at Amaravati was a Great Stupa containing sacred releics, the focus of a grand complex of buildings ... in the modern Indian state of Adnhra Pradesh. ... Knox's new survey of these unrivalled sculptures is the first book on the ... collection for almost 40 years. With 100 illustrations in colour, the book is an eloquent testimony to the glory of ancient Indian art. The iconography and symbolism of the relieves and the simple naturalism and sheer beauty of the sculpture provides a treasure trove of information about Indian art, religion and courtly life between the late centuries [BCE] and the 2nd and 3rd centuries [CE]-- front jacket flap.
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Book Description British Museum Press, London, UK, 1992. Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Printed Pages: 247 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. Size: 23 Cms x 29 Cms. Bookseller Inventory # 001840
Book Description British Museum Press, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110714114529