Ritual Bronzes of Maharashtra And Karnataka, including the Bhuta region.
Author: Leo S. Figiel M.D.
Ritual Bronzes of Maharashtra And Karnataka has 184 entries contained in 182 pages, with colour illustrations, many full-page, printed on heavy 80lb stock. An extremely well produced book on Indian bronzes which contains exceptional photographic illustration. The record of a collection gathered together over 40 years, together with contributions of essays and photographic material defining Bhuta religious practices by Cornelia Mallebrein, PhD.
Chapters include: Introductions – Ganesha – Rider-Figures – Mukha-Linga – Mukhavta: facial masks – Demon Scarers and Monster Masks – Devi, including Parvati, Gauri, Lakshmi and Durga – Hanuman – Utsava-murti: portable festival images – Miniature Bronzes – Visual Communication With The Gods – Bhuta masks and deities – The Power of the Mask – Animal Figures in Indian Art – Nandi – Palanquin Covers – Plus glossary and bibliography. Most of the bronzes illustrated in this book have been donated to the Peabody-Essex Museum, in Salem Massachusetts, and were the subject of an exhibition in 2009.
Hardcover with jacket. Brand new, in perfect condition, and in publishers shrinkwrap. 9.5 by 11.25 inches.