Buddhist Art in Asia by Bhalla A. S

Buddhist Art in Asia by Bhalla A. S

Author:Bhalla, A. S. [Bhalla, A. S.]
Language: eng
Format: azw3
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd
Published: 2014-12-18T16:00:00+00:00

The Bharhut railing sculpture consists of the following:

Yaksas and yaksis.

Medallions containing amorous couples, overflowing pots of flowers and other symbols of abundance.

Jataka tales of Buddha’s life.

Lotus motifs and other crescent-shaped decorations of flowers, jewels and fruits.

The four stupa gateways are characterized by:

Square posts with capitals supporting a triple architrave.

Voluted ends (in the shape of a spiral, scroll-shaped ornament).

Top crowned with Buddhist symbols.

Bracket figures in the form of yaksis provide additional supports (see The New Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981b:187).


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