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The Resource Violence and serenity : late Buddhist sculpture from Indonesia, Natasha Reichle

Violence and serenity : late Buddhist sculpture from Indonesia, Natasha Reichle

Label
Violence and serenity : late Buddhist sculpture from Indonesia
Title
Violence and serenity
Title remainder
late Buddhist sculpture from Indonesia
Statement of responsibility
Natasha Reichle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The mention of Buddhism in Indonesia calls to mind for many people the Central Javanese monument of Borobudur, one of the largest Buddhist monuments in the world and the subject of extensive scholarly scrutiny. The neglect of scholarship on Buddhist art from later periods might lead one to assume that after the tenth century Buddhism had been completely eclipsed by the predominantly Hindu Eastern Javanese dynasties. Yet, as the works discussed here illustrate, extraordinary Buddhist images were still being produced as late as the fourteenth century. Violence and Serenity offers a close examination of some of the impressive works from East Java and Sumatra and explores their political and religious roles.The number of clearly identifiable Buddhist works from the Singasari and Majapahit dynasties (1222-ca. 1520) is limited, yet existing examples are impressive. They demonstrate a remarkable level of craftsmanship and are exceptionally expressive, exhibiting a range of emotions from the ferocious to the serene. Following a brief discussion of the early history of Buddhism in Indonesia, Natasha Reichle focuses each chapter on a specific statue or group of statues and considers the larger issues evoked by the images. Through a rarely examined depiction of the last Singasari king, she explores the nature of religion in Java in the late thirteenth century and what we know about tantric practices and the syncretism of Hinduism and Buddhism. She reassesses the question of portraiture in ancient Javanese art while contemplating the famous Prajñāpāramitā from Singasari. Notions of kingship are discussed in light of a number of statues depicting the Buddhist deity Amoghapāśa and his attendants and the meanings of the Amoghapāśa maṇḍala. The final chapter examines the origins and significance of one of Indonesia's most spectacular sculptures, a four-meter-high Buddhist bhairava (demon) discovered in West Sumatra
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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1965-
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Reichle, Natasha
Dewey number
730.9598
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NB1912.B83
LC item number
R44 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhist sculpture
  • Sculpture
  • ART
  • Buddhist sculpture
  • Sculpture
  • Indonesia
Label
Violence and serenity : late Buddhist sculpture from Indonesia, Natasha Reichle
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-275) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The development of Buddhism in Sumatra and Java -- Joko Dolok and the politics of royal asceticism -- Ideas of portraiture: Prajñāpāramitā in Java and Sumatra -- The many roles of the Amoghapāśa Maṇḍala -- A charnel house of images: the Padang Lawas Heruka -- The National Museum's monumental Bhairava
Control code
261160306
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 289 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435665781
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tfnp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)261160306
Label
Violence and serenity : late Buddhist sculpture from Indonesia, Natasha Reichle
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-275) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The development of Buddhism in Sumatra and Java -- Joko Dolok and the politics of royal asceticism -- Ideas of portraiture: Prajñāpāramitā in Java and Sumatra -- The many roles of the Amoghapāśa Maṇḍala -- A charnel house of images: the Padang Lawas Heruka -- The National Museum's monumental Bhairava
Control code
261160306
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 289 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435665781
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tfnp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)261160306

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