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The Resource Art and landscape : Buddhist rock sculptures of late antique Swat/Uḍḍiyāna, Anna Filigenzi ; with contributions by Luca Maria Olivieri and a note by Peter Rockwell, (electronic resource)

Art and landscape : Buddhist rock sculptures of late antique Swat/Uḍḍiyāna, Anna Filigenzi ; with contributions by Luca Maria Olivieri and a note by Peter Rockwell, (electronic resource)

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Art and landscape : Buddhist rock sculptures of late antique Swat/Uḍḍiyāna
Title
Art and landscape
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Buddhist rock sculptures of late antique Swat/Uḍḍiyāna
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Anna Filigenzi ; with contributions by Luca Maria Olivieri and a note by Peter Rockwell
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eng
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OHX
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Filigenzi, Anna
LC call number
NB1912.B83
LC item number
F55 2015
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1936-
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  • Olivieri, Luca Maria
  • Rockwell, Peter
Series statement
Denkschriften Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse
Series volume
462. Band
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  • Buddhist sculpture
  • Swāt District (Pakistan)
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Archaeology has long since identified modern-day Swat (North-West Pakistan) with ancient Uddiyana, known in the past as one of the most sacred lands of Buddhism. The landscape of Swat, indeed, still bears conspicuous traces of this. The profusion and splendour of monuments, which one can still easily imagine based on the ruins, and the luxuriant beauty of the surrounding scenery provide eloquent evidence of the fascination this land held all over the ancient Buddhist world. However, archaeology also reveals that in Swat, Buddhism was already on the wane before becoming irrevocably overshadowed by Islam. Against this background, an apparent anomaly is represented by the Buddhist rock sculptures that flourished in the country in the seventh to eighth centuries. Buddha and bodhisattva figures started populating numerous paths leading to Buddhist sacred areas that in most cases were already decayed if not abandoned. Due to their unusual features, poor preservation state and blurred cultural context, these sculptures have long remained almost ignored or at least underestimated. In fact, analytical study -- based on nearly two hundred specimens documented over the years by the Italian Archaeological Mission in Pakistan -- reveals that the artistic value and theoretical foundations of these sculptures are far more refined than we used to believe. Thus they partly fill a void in the history and, moreover, start reducing the distance between the Uddiyana of the legend and the Uddiyana of real life, where even long after the advent of Islam Tibetan pilgrims came in search of the holy homeland of Vajrayana Buddhism and its apostles Indrabhuti and Padmasambhava
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Art and landscape : Buddhist rock sculptures of late antique Swat/Uḍḍiyāna, Anna Filigenzi ; with contributions by Luca Maria Olivieri and a note by Peter Rockwell, (electronic resource)
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Academy publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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OCM1bookssj0001664911
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30 cm.
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unknown
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352 pages
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9783700172413
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2016416290
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9783700172413
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illustrations (some color)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001664911
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Art and landscape : Buddhist rock sculptures of late antique Swat/Uḍḍiyāna, Anna Filigenzi ; with contributions by Luca Maria Olivieri and a note by Peter Rockwell, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Academy publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001664911
Dimensions
30 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
352 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9783700172413
Lccn
2016416290
Other control number
9783700172413
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001664911

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