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Harappan Art: Stone, Bronze Images

 
D.P. Sharma (Author)
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The present book The Harappan stone and Bronze Images covers Stone, Bronze, Faience and Steatite images. Harappan Civilization was Contemporary of Mesopotamian. and Egyptian civilization Harappan traders were having their colony at Ur and kish in Mesopotamia and they were having long. distance trade. Art historian like Chudamani Nandgopal named Harappan Art as Industrial Art however this term is most appropriate. for Seals, Shell, Jewellery, Ivory, capper etc. We can not call stone. Bronze and terracotta figurines as Industrial art.These are basic decorative item of Harappan civilization. According to Author and. Jaya Menon most appreciate term for these object is Minor Arts Crafts of Harappan civilization. This book is documentation work of Harappan' The Harappan stone and Bronze images which includes collection, mostly of India and Pakistan. There are eight chapters in this book. The first chapter is on Harappan civilization according to author it hardly natters if we name. This civilization Harappan or Indus Sarasvati civilization its meaning is same. The Harappan stone Art is not monumental. The famous stone bust of a bearded man clad in embroidered shawl with trefoil motif from Mohenjodaro and. similar headless priest from Dholavira male torso and dancer from Harappa are unique example of stone art. Fourth chapter details. description on copper and bronze figurine. Most beautiful are two dancing girl and Buffaloes from Mohenjodaro and Bull from Kalibangan all made in Bronze. Fifth chapter is on Harappan Faience figurines. Six chapter is on Miniature Steatite and Paste Figurines. Seventh chapter is on Shell aid Other Material and eight chapters is n list of Harappan sites. In last their is Harappan Bibliography.

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About the author

D.P. Sharma

Deo Prakash Sharma is an Art Historian, Museologist and field Archaeologist participated in the excavations at Pangoraria, Mansar, Narmada Valley, Bhimbetka Chopani - Mando, Mehagarha, Koldihwa, Mahadaha, Sringaverpura and Bharadvaj Ashram. Besides, he did extensive exploration in the districts of Fatehpur, Pratapgarh and Allahabad in U.P. and in Sehor District in Madhya Pradesh. Anopther significant contribution of the author is the discovery of Menander (Posthumous) Brahmi inscription from Reh. During 1983-84 he was awarded Commonwealth scholarship and he meritoriously qualified M.A. (Archaeology) with specialization in Palaeolithic Archaeology of the world and Pre-history of South East Asia and Australia from the Institute of Archaeology, London. He participated in the excavations at Sussex under the team of Archaeologists of Institute of Archaeology, London and at Pincentvetn (France) under Prof. Gaurhan and Mark Newcomer, both world famous Rock-art specialist. In 1985 he joined as Dy. Keeper, Pre-History and Archaeology at National Museum, New Delhi. In 1993 he was promoted as Keeper Education in National Museum. At present he is the Head of the Harappan, Pre and Proto-history and Early Archaeology collection at National Museum, New Delhi. The author has published 122 papers and ten books of which a few are listed here, Early Buddhist Metal Images of South Asia; Indus script on its way to Decipherment; Harappan Seals, Sealings and Copper Tables; Harappan Art Vol. I; Harappan Terracottas; Harappan Jewellery; Pre-historic Indian and South East Asia (Press) and Harappan Archaeology (Press) and Archaeology of Lower doab.

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Bibliographic information

Title Harappan Art: Stone, Bronze Images
Author D.P. Sharma
Format Hardcover
Date published: 16.08.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788180903595
length 232p.