Dictionary of Buddhist Icongraphy:

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Aditya Prakashan, Aug 1, 2004 - Gods, Buddhist - 303 pages
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The Dictionary details the characteristic attributes,chronology and symbolism of over twelve thousand main and minor deities.It reflects the extraordinary cultural, literary,aesthetic and spiritual achievements of several nations of Asia over two millennia.It will help to identify the masterpieces along with the profusion of masters and divine beings around them.The last few decades have seen an exuberant flourishing of the study and popularisation of the patrimony of Buddhist art for its aesthetic magnificence.This Dictionary will add a dimension of precision and depth of perception to the visual tradition of paintings and sculptures.

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