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Vibrant Rock: A Catalogue of Stone Sculptures in the State Archaeological Museum, West Bengal

Gautam Sengupta (Author)

Vibrant Rock is a comprehensive catalogue of the stone sculptures preserved in the State Archaeological Museum, West Bengal. This is an immensely important and much less known collection of Bengal sculptures datable between the sixth and nineteenth century CE. The catalogue seeks to understand the iconography and stylistic affiliation of the sculptures. In addition it goes into the issues relating to the use of rock types and the options available to the sculptors. The book will introduce a major collection of Bengal sculptures to the discerning readers.

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About the author

Gautam Sengupta

Gautam Sengupta is currently the Director of Archaeology and Museums, Government of West Bengal and the Secretary. Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training, Kolkata. He completed his Phd from the University of Calcutta and taught at Visva Bhaarati, Santiniketan, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong between 1979-90. He was a Charles Wallace Visiting Fellow of the Ancient India and Iran Trust at Cambridge in 1995, a Visiting Scholar, Maisson Science de L’homme Paris, as well as President, Archaeology Section of the Indian History Congress, Calcutta Session (1995). His main area of research relates to historical archaeology and art history of Eastern and North-eastern India.

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Title Vibrant Rock: A Catalogue of Stone Sculptures in the State Archaeological Museum, West Bengal
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788192953403
length 328p., B/W Illustrations; 11.0 inch x 9.0 inch