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Borobudur: Golden Tales of the Buddhas

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Publisher Comments:

While ancient Javanese bronze and ironwork have long elicited interest, there is a lesser-known yet equally fascinating aspect of the Indonesian island's history: gold artifacts, including jewelry, clothing accessories, statues, coins, and containers. Not only do these objects display exceptional craftsmanship, they also provide a significant source of information on Javanese society, culture, religion, economy, technology, and art from the 1st century bce to 1500.

This revised and expanded edition of the 1990 publication Old Javanese Gold celebrates Valerie and Hunter Thompson's 2007 gift of Javanese gold objects to the Yale University Art Gallery and the subsequent founding of the Department of Indo-Pacific Art. Along with entirely new photography and a fresh design, the book's essays have been updated to incorporate recent discoveriesincluding the Wonoboyo hoard, one of the most important gold hoards ever excavated in Southeast Asia.

Synopsis:

Ninth-century Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument in the world, is one of the most complex structures erected in ancient times. Built by Java's Buddhist rulers, it served as a pilgrimage point to teach the masses about the nature of human suffering, reincarnation, and enlightenment. This richly illustrated volume provides a comprehensive introduction to Borobudur's history and symbolism, including the Buddhist tales depicted in the 1,460 exquisite relief panels that line the lower terrace walls.

About the Author

John Miksic is Associate Professor, Southeast Asian Studies Program, at the National University of Singapore.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780945971900
Subtitle:
Golden Tales of the Buddhas
Author:
Tranchini, Marcello
Author:
a Tranchini
Author:
anit
Author:
Miksic, John N.
Author:
Tranchini
Author:
Anita
Author:
Tranchini, Anita
Author:
Tranchini, Marcello
Publisher:
Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Asia - Southeast
Subject:
borobudor; Indonesia; Buddhist monument; Java; enlightenment
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
19961215
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
color photos throughout
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.00 x 7.75 in

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"Synopsis" by , Ninth-century Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument in the world, is one of the most complex structures erected in ancient times. Built by Java's Buddhist rulers, it served as a pilgrimage point to teach the masses about the nature of human suffering, reincarnation, and enlightenment. This richly illustrated volume provides a comprehensive introduction to Borobudur's history and symbolism, including the Buddhist tales depicted in the 1,460 exquisite relief panels that line the lower terrace walls.
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