The Dynastic Arts of the Kushans

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University of California Press, 1967 - Art, Kushan - 377 pages
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE CREATION OF THE EMPIRE
7
VIMA KADPHISES17
17
LEGENDS AND IMPERIUM
27
DYNASTIC MATTERS39
39
KANISHKAS COINAGE54
54
THE TWOHUVISHKAS THEORY60
60
HEADDRESS FOUND IN KUSHAN COINS ONLY66
66
STYLISTIC AND ICONOGRAPHIC ASPECTS OF
173
THE LION THRONE183
183
SOLAR SYMBOLISM189
189
HALOS AND FLAMING SHOULDERS197
197
FRONTALITY IN KUSHAN PORTRAITS208
208
KUSHAN FIGURES AS DONORS AND DEVOTEES
215
THE CULT OF THE BODHISATTVAS227
227
KUBERAPANCIKA245
245

BLUNDERED OR UNIDENTIFIED TYPES100
100
THE SASANIAN INTRUSION116
116
THE SOUTHWESTERN GROUP OF SAKAS130
130
OTHER SOURCES OF KUSHAN PORTRAITS143
143
IDENTIFICATION AND RELATIVE DATING OF THE PORTRAITS144
144
OTHER ROYAL PORTRAITS KUSHAN AND IRANIAN
154
SHAMI163
163
The Era of Kanishka
253
The Kanishka Reliquary
260
Inscriptions Pertaining to the IndoScythian Dynasties
263
NOTES
277
INDEX
353
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