On the cusp of an era : art in the pre-Kuṣāṇa world /

South Asian religious art became codified during the Kusana Period. This book's premise is that Kusana Art achieves greater clarity through analyses of the arts and cultures of the Pre Kusana World, those lands becoming the Empire.

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Other Authors: Srinivasan, Doris.
Format: eBook
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
Series:Brill's Inner Asian library ; v. 18.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Chapter One Pre-Kusana Art: A New Concept (Doris Meth Srinivasan); Chapter Two Pathways Between Gandhara and North India during Second Century B.C.-Second Century A.D (Saifur Rahman Dar); Chapter Three Passages to India: Saka and Kusana Migrations in Historical Contexts (Jason Neelis); Chapter Four Numismatic Evidence for a Chronological Framework for Pre-Kaniskan Art, from Kalchayan to Gandhara (David W. Mac Dowall); Chapter Five Acroliths from Bactria and Gandhara (Osmund Bopearachchi); Chapter Six Barikot, An Indo-Greek Urban Center in Gandhara (Pierfrancesco Callieri).
  • Chapter Seven The Artistic Center of Butkara I and Saidu Sharif I in the Pre-Kusana Period (Domenico Faccenna)Chapter Eight Kanjur Ashlar and Diaper Masonry. Two Building Phases in Taxila of the First Century A.D (Shoshin Kuwayama); Chapter Nine Coinage from Iran to Gandhara
  • with special reference to divinities as coin types (David W. Mac Dowall); Chapter Ten Dynastic and Institutional Connections in the Pre-and Early Kusana Period: New Manuscript and Epigraphic Evidence (Richard Salomon).
  • Chapter Eleven Art, Beauty and the Business of Running a Buddhist Monastery in Early Northwest India (Gregory Schopen)Chapter Twelve The Pre-Kusana and Early Kusana Levels at Sonkh (Herbert Härtel); Chapter Thirteen Monumental Naginis from Mathura (Doris Meth Srinivasan); Chapter Fourteen Close Encounters: Multicultural Systems in Ancient India (Pia Brancaccio); Index.