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Lesson Plans

Buddhist iconography

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jkirkpatrick (jkirk)
Tue, 20 May 1997 17:07:41 -0600

> I am seeking info on sources in Buddhist iconography which will tell me
> about the shastras used to construct Indian Buddhist sculptural icons of
> the Buddha. Presumably these would include references to the 32 marks of
> the Mahapurusha, which I understand are part of the sculptural ensemble
> in non-tantric Indian sculpture. (Am seeking nontantric shastras.)
> I have now one ref. to B. Bhattacharya's translation of the skt. text
> Sadhanamala (I do not know if that is tantric or not, will soon find out
> when I get this book.)
> Can anyone suggest any other sources? I know that there are shilpa
> shastras for the making of Hindu deity icons. Are there the same for
> Buddhist, or is the Sadhanamala the only one?
> Am concerned only with sculpture, not with painting.
> Joanna Kirkpatrick