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Śiva Dakṣiṇāmūrti or Sage Nārāyaṇa? Reconsidering an early terracotta panel from Ahichhatrā

Greaves, Laxshmi Rose 2020. Śiva Dakṣiṇāmūrti or Sage Nārāyaṇa? Reconsidering an early terracotta panel from Ahichhatrā. Presented at: 22nd International Conference of the the European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art (ESEAA 2014), Stockholm, Sweden, 30 June - 4 July 2014. Published in: Myrdal, Eva and Abraham, Shinu Anna eds. South Asian Archaeology and Art 2014: Papers Presented at the Twenty-Second International Conference of the European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art held at the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities/National Museums of World Culture, Stockholm. New Dehli: Dev Publishers & Distributors, pp. 135-152.

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Abstract

This paper focuses on a fragment of a circa mid-5th century CE figurative terracotta panel originating from the largest of the two pyramidal brick Śaiva monuments at Ahichhatrā. 1 The panel, which is kept in the National Museum, New Delhi, depicts a seated four-armed deity accompanied by two attendant figures. Ever since its discovery in the 1940’s, the panel has been described as representing Śiva Dakṣiṇāmūrti. As will shortly become evident, however, this reading is untenable. Through an examination of the relevant textual and iconographic sources, it will be concluded here that this inscrutable deity might instead represent Sage Nārāyaṇa.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Publisher: Dev Publishers & Distributors
ISBN: 9789387496361
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 21 May 2020
Date of Acceptance: 18 March 2016
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2020 10:45
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/131819

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