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Iconography and Images (Murtī): Ancient Concepts
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This article will briefly examine some concepts of material religious image in ancient India, that is to say, from vedic times (probably c. 12th–8th cents. BCE) to 12th century CE. It will not deal with abstract images that…

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Colas, Gérard, “Iconography and Images (Murtī): Ancient Concepts”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2018

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