Lecture - "Sasanian sacred iconography after the Sasanians" (York, 21 June 2018)

"Sasanian sacred iconography after the Sasanians"
 
with Dr Rachel Wood (University of Oxford)
on Thursday 21st June 2018
from 6.30pm to 8.00pm
at 3Sixty, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York, YO10 5GE, UK.
 
 
How are we to understand motifs created after the Islamic conquest

Sasanian sacred iconography after the Sasanians - York Islamic Art Circle

"Sasanian sacred iconography after the Sasanians"
 
with Dr Rachel Wood (University of Oxford)
on Thursday 21st June 2018
from 6.30pm to 8.00pm
at 3Sixty, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York, YO10 5GE, UK.
 
 
How are we to understand motifs created after the Islamic conquest

Sasanian sacred iconography after the Sasanians - York Islamic Art Circle

"Sasanian sacred iconography after the Sasanians"
 
with Dr Rachel Wood (University of Oxford)
on Thursday 21st June 2018
from 6.30pm to 8.00pm
at 3Sixty, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York, YO10 5GE, UK.
 
 
How are we to understand motifs created after th

Re: Query> Ocean of Samsara in Chinese, Indian or Central Asian pre-Tang iconography

Hi Etienne,

I have found one example through a dissertation by Nobuyoshi Yamabe which treats the Sutra on the Ocean-like Samadhi (Guanfo sanmei hai jing, 觀佛三昧海經) titled "The Sutra on the Ocean-like Samadhi of the Visualization of the Buddha: The Interfusion of the Chinese and Indian Cultures in Central Asia as Reflected in a Fifth Century Apocryphal Sutra" and translates as follows:

Query> Ocean of Samsara in Chinese, Indian or Central Asian pre-Tang iconography

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to know if the idea of "ocean of samsara," or "ocean of rebirth," or "ocean of suffering," with monsters (makara) ready to swallow was depicted in the iconography of India, Central Asia or China before, say, the 9th c. AD. Up to now, I have failed to find a precise example combining these features. 

A bibliography or specific examples would be greatly appreciated 

 

yours

 

Etienne de la Vaissière

Central Asian Medieval Societies

EHESS, Paris

CFP: Journal of Icons Studies, 2 (2018)

The Journal of Icon Studies is now accepting submissions for its second issue, scheduled for online publication in December 2018. We welcome contributions from scholars working across a wide disciplinary range, including art history, literature and film, religious studies, gender and cultural studies, history and anthropology, conservation and museum studies.

Lecture: The Virgin Singing the Magnificat, the Virgin Carrying the Divine Word: Symbolism and Signs between Byzantine and Western Art

Lecture: 'The Virgin Singing the Magnificat, the Virgin Carrying the Divine Word: Symbolism and Signs between Byzantine and Western Art'

Dr. Elena Papastavrou

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London

Wednesday 2 November 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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