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Book: Indian Religions

Chapter: Height and Size in Indian Iconography

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21462


This chapter considers some of the principal ways in which size is manipulated in Indian Art and some of the main reasons for which it is done. Indian Art is largely unconcerned with providing an accurate visual account of the world of space and time and matter. Rather it seeks to evoke a sense of the transcendent Reality which lies behind it.

Chapter Contributors

  • Christopher Aslet ( - caslet)