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The Patola Shahi Dynasty


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In the 6th–8th c., the Patola Shahis ruled the country of Bolor, in what today is Northern Pakistan. There are a number of Buddhist artworks and texts that can be attributed through inscriptions to this royal family. Although the dynasty''s visual record is clearly Buddhist, no comprehensive art historical scholarship has been conducted on it where the iconography of the images as a group is analyzed or placed within the broader framework of Buddhist theoretical practices. This study focuses on the visual culture of this dynasty, analyzing major iconographic features and interpreting them within a Buddhological context. The epigraphical and compositional components are also examined for their significance to specific Buddhist teachings, as well as the political aspirations that were also part of their Buddhist practices. By considering their visual record within a larger framework of social, religious, and political practices, the motives for the royal patronage and multivalent iconographies are gleaned. This study should be useful to professionals in the field of Art History and Buddhist studies, or anyone else interested in the issues of patronage and politics.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC68581
AuthorRebecca L. Twist
Number of Pages304
Publishing Year2011-07-06T00:00:00.000
Edition1 st
Book TypeHistory of art / art & design styles
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandVDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-07-08 00:00:00