Okada: Ajanta. Cloth

  • Ajanta. Cloth, ca. 27x30cm
  • Text Amina Okada, Introduction AndrĂ© Bareau, Photographs Jean-Louis Nou
  • 216 pages, bibliography, numerous colour illustrations. 1996. I. Ajanta and Buddhism: 1. General view and plan of the site. II. The Buddhist paintings of Ajanta/Amina Okada...
III. Grotto-monastery I: 1. The assault of Mara. 2. Sibi jataka. 3. A monk at the door of a palace. 4. Champeya jataka. 5. A court scene. 6. A palace scene. 7. Sankhapala jataka. 8. Mahajanaka jataka. The Indian ideal of feminine beauty. 9. The "Beautiful Bodhisattva" and the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. 10. Buddha in various attitudes. The notion of landscape in ancient Indian art. IV. Grotto-monastery II: 1. The birth of Buddha. 2. Devotees with offerings. 3. Buddha in various attitudes. 4. Vidhurapandita jataka. 5. A thousand Buddhas. 6. Buddha in Tusita heaven. Composition and continuous narrative in Indian art. V. Grotto-monastery XVII: 1. The seven Manusi Buddhas and Maitreya. 2. A prince distributing alms. 3. The divine Indra. 4. Apsara. 5. The story of Nalagiri, the furious elephant. 6. Rahula presented to Buddha. 7. Hamsa jataka. 8. Simhala avadana. 9. A princess at her toilette. 10. Matrposaka jataka. 11. Scenes of Buddha preaching. 12. Visvantara jataka. 13. Scenes of animal life. VI. Returning to Ajanta/Jean-Louis Nou
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