|Title||Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography 15 vols. Complete set|
|Pages||various pagings full of ill. with explanatory notes 29cm. Isbn 10 8186471937|
The dictionary of Buddhist Iconography is an endeavour of half a centruy to identify classify describe and delineate the bewildering variation in Buddhist icons ever since the representation of the Buddha on a coin of the Kushan Emperor Kaniska. It is a continuation of the vast iconic materials and research that the authors father Prof. RaghuVira had conducted since the 1930s. Thousands of index cards microfilms photographs painted scrolls statues woodcuts line drawings sketches in manuscripts and xylographs of Buddhist deities have been used in this Dictionary. It documents the art that arose in the hot plains and snowy heights of Asia and became the artistic and divine heritage of India Nepal Buryatia Mongolia Tibet Central Asia China Korea Japan Srilanka Cambodia Thailand Malaysia Indonesia and other countries. The Dictionary spans the last twenty centuries and it is a comparative study of unprecedented geographic variations besides the ever-evolving visualisations of great masters who introduced extraordinary plurality of divine forms in the dharanis and sadhanas. Volume 1 - Abarokiteishubara - Amoghavajra Volume 2 - Amoghavikramin - Bzod.par.smra.ba.can Volume 3 - Cagan Acala - Dhupa Volume 4 - Dhyana-paramita - Gzuns.las.byun.bahi lha.mo Nor.rgyun.ma Volume 5 - Haakushu - Jyotisprabha Buddha Volume 6 - Kabira-jin - Lva.va.pahi Bde.mchog Volume 7 - Ma.bdud - Manjushiri Volume 8 - Manjusri - Nyoze-en Volume 9 - Ober-e ober-e dagagci eke - Quricaqui ugei kobegun Volume 10 - RA - Sakyamitra Volume 11 - Sakyamuni - Sparsavajra Volume 12 - Spar.smehi.hkhor.lo - Tzu-tsai-yuan-mu Volume 13 - Ubai-shin - Vajrakulodbhava Volume 14 - Vajrakumara - Vasumitra Volume 15 - Vasundhara - Zyokukai (completed) (Satapitaka Series 601-606 608-616)Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography 15 vols. Complete set, Author: Lokesh Chandra, Category: Book, ISBN: 9788186471937, Condition: New."