Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press and Pantheon, 1960. Hardcover. Tan cloth with gilt lettering surrounded by purple / grey illustrated dustjacket. 296 pp. with 26 bw plates, 110 bw text figures, and 4 diagrams. VG/VG very minor chipping to dj. Item #171410
Written in 1959 for the 1960 Bollingen Series. Appearing for the first time in paperback and illustrated with line drawings, diagrams, and 26 half-tone plates, this study of the iconographic aspect of Japanese Buddhist sculpture surveys the significance of eight principal and six secondary hand gestures (mudra), in addition to the postures (asana), such as the "lotus," and the symbolic attributes. A pictorial index helps the reader in identifying the gestures.
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