Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
 
 

Author Name    Tove Neville

Title   Eleven-Headed Avalokitesvara: Chenresigs, Kuan-yin or Kannon Bodhisattva: Its Origin and Iconography

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Size   23 Cms x 29 Cms

Publisher   India Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd. 1999

ISBN    81-215-0457-5

Seller ID   010247

The Eleven-Headed Avalokitesvara is a study of the many origins that may have played a part in arriving at this number of heads, based on forms and powers: male and female forms; origins based on name; in scriptural evidence and images, as well as Hindu deities, and finally origin seen in Rock-cut litanies in caves of India. Manifold as the sources are, they led to consideration of this Bodhisattva as the highest form of compassion in the widest sense of the word, the savior for humanity of eight to ten dreads, which assail and defeat humankind, especially for exposed travelers, be they pilgrims going to visit and pray at Buddhist shrines, or monks seeking new temples or to find new masters to teach them. This essay weaves together a panorama in South Asia, moving up to Central Asian and Chinese cultures who contributed their own examples from caves in China (Tun Huang) that also held depositories of paintings brought back to modern cultures for study in Paris and London; long scrolls such as the Yunan Tali Kingdom's treasure from the late Sung period, all told tales of Buddhist iconography and styles that most often harked back to earlier Indian models. Korea found influence from China and Japan had the Eleven-Headed in metal and also of lacquer and wood in splendid examples from seventh and eighth centuries on. Still, most astounding is a theory weaving the thread back to the Indian cave litanies, showing how the Bodhisattva as savior caused in practice of art to furnish the model for how the ten scenes of dreads plus the great Avalokitesvara's own face led to an eleven-headed "giants" seen in Indian Gupta styles. Printed Pages: 144 with 67 b/w illustrations.

Indian Art

Price = 29.95 USD


Books of related interest
A History of Agriculture in India (From c. AD 1947 to the Present) (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume V, Part 2, Section I), Lallanji Gopal and V.C. Srivastava (eds); D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. Ed.)
A History of Agriculture in India (From c. AD 1947 to the Present) (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume V, Part 2, Section I)
Lallanji Gopal and V.C. Srivastava (eds); D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. Ed.)
69.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

A History of Agriculture in India (From c. AD 1947 to the Present) (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume V, Part 2, Section II), Lallanji Gopal and V.C. Srivastava (eds); D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. Ed.)
A History of Agriculture in India (From c. AD 1947 to the Present) (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume V, Part 2, Section II)
Lallanji Gopal and V.C. Srivastava (eds); D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. Ed.)
59.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Psychology & Psychoanalysis (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume XIII, Part 3), Girishwar Misra (ed.); D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. Ed.)
Psychology & Psychoanalysis (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume XIII, Part 3)
Girishwar Misra (ed.); D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. Ed.)
74.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Rajasthan: Exploring Painted Shekhawati
Ilay Cooper
60.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Temple Architecture and Art of the Early Chalukyas: Badami, Mahakuta, Aihole, Pattadakal
George Michell
61.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Quilts of India: Timeless Textiles
Patrick J. Finn; Foreword By Romary Crill
109.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Aamir Khan: Actor, Activist, Achiever
Pradeep Chandra
36.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Megha Meets Vishwakarma: The Story of Indian Crafts
Harsha V. Dehejia
19.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Ragachitra: Deccani Ragamala Paintings
Dr Daljeet
41.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw: The Man and His Times
Brigadier Behram M. Panthaki (retd) and Zenobia Panthaki
36.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Chai: The Experience of Indian Tea
Rekha Sarin and Rajan Kapoor
49.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Wondrous Images: Krishna Seen as Shrinath-Ji. Pichhwais of the Vallabha Sampradaya (in the Collection of the Calico Museum of Textiles and the Sarabhai Foundation, Ahmedabad)
B.N. Goswamy in Association with Karuna Goswamy
74.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@mrmlonline.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie