Entering the Dharmadhātu: A Study of the <i>Gandavyūha</i> Reliefs of Borobudur

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BRILL, 20.03.2012 - 272 Seiten
New identifications of the 460 bas-reliefs of Borobudur illustrating the Gandavyūha, based upon a comparison with the contents of three early Chinese translations of Sanskrit manuscripts of the text of Central Asian or Indian provenance.
 

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Introduction
1
A Short History of the Identification of the Gandavyūha Reliefs of Borobudur
2
Textual Variants of the Gandavyūha and the Reliefs of Borobudur
9
THE GANDAVYŪHA RELIEFS OF BOROBUDUR
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Prologue II1II15
17
Pilgrimage First Series II16II72
27
The Pilgrimage Second Series II73II128
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Third Gallery Main Wall III1III88
69
Text and Image at Borobudur
149
Comments on the Reliefs of the Second Gallery Main Wall
153
Comments on the Reliefs of the Third Gallery and the Fourth Balustrade
163
The Bhadracarī Reliefs IV1IV88
171
Comments on the Bhadracarī Reliefs
199
Epilogue
209
Note on the Reliefs of the Second Balustrade
241
Bibliography
249

Third Gallery Balustrade IIIB1IIIB88
103
Fourth Gallery Balustrade IVB1IVB84
123

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Über den Autor (2012)

Jan Fontein was born in Naarden, Netherlands on May 22, 1927. He studied Chinese and Japanese literature at Leiden University, receiving an undergraduate degree in 1945. In 1953, he passed his doctoral exams in Chinese and Japanese art and the art and archaeology of Southeast Asia. He was a curator of Asian art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for nearly a decade before being named acting director in 1975. He was the director from 1976 until his retirement in 1987. He wrote several books including The Pilgrimage of Sudhana: A Study of Gandavyuha Illustrations in China, Japan and Java, The Law of Cause and Effect in Ancient Java, and Entering the Dharmadhatu: A Study of the Gandavyuha Reliefs of Borobudur. He died from complication of Parkinson's disease on May 19, 2017 at the age of 89.

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