New York: The Asia Society / Philip Wilson Publishers, 2004. Softcover. Color-illustrated black wraps with pale green lettering. 142 pp. with 154 color plates and 24 color and BW figures. VG. May have faint rubbing to covers or general shelf wear. Clean and tight contents. Item #147874
The focus of the collection is jewelry from the south of India, particularly women's jewelry and jewelry of the gods. The objects are presented within their social contexts - 19th- and early 20th-century photographs show how types of objects were worn or used and by whom - and verses from poetry and the epics will suggest the rich semantic life of these jewels in Indian society. Published in conjunction with the exhibition held at the Asia Society, New York, September 2004 to December 2005. With a main essay by Molly Aitken and each catalogue work well-annotated. Clear, vivid color plates.
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