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Metallic Art of India

S.D. Trivedi (Editor) U.C. Dwivedi (Editor)
Synopsis Use of metal for crafting sculptures and other works of art in India is more than 5000 years old. There are several exemplary creations testifying mastery of ancient metallurgists through the ages. This book contains papers presented on metal art of India. These articles on ancient bronzes, gold images, and use of gold in textiles give a deep insight into the various aesthetic and technical aspects of metal art India. The papers deal with collections in famous museums like Lucknow, Allahabad and Mathura and some other metal images in foreign collections. Authors have studied iconography and aesthetics of finds from various famous centers of metallic art such as Chausa, Aluara, western Orissa, south India, and Konkan. Not only the art of Pala and Chola period but also their depictions in art are discussed. Illustrated with colour images and figures with colour images and figures this book throws light on various aspects of metal art of India.
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About the authors

S.D. Trivedi

Dr. S.D. Trivedi, an alumnus of University of Allahabad, did his early schooling in Varanasi and advanced studies in U.K. He has taught at several universities in Canada & U.K. Now at 58, Dr. Trivedi spend most of his time in writing and guiding research scholars.

U.C. Dwivedi

Dr. U.C. Dwivedi was recipient of the Patna University Gold Medal for having topped the list of successful candidates in first class in M.A. in 1972. At present, he is Curator of Ranchi Museum, Jharkhand. Dr. Dwivedi has contributed extensively on ancient Indian art and iconography in research journals. He got his Ph.D. on 'Female Deities in Ancient Indian Art' which is in the press.

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Bibliographic information

Title Metallic Art of India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2009
Language: English
isbn 9788188934553
length xxxviii+130p., 52 B/w Plates; 10 Colour Plates; 25cm.