Another new question

jkirk jkirk at MICRON.NET
Fri Sep 7 20:26:01 UTC 2001

Fantastic---could you tell me what about it suggests Hellenistic style? from
the description you give, I don't register Greek stylistic features-------J

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Brockington" <J.L.Brockington at ED.AC.UK>
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 9:48 AM
Subject: Re: Another new question

> on 7/9/01 3:26 pm, jkirk wrote:
> > Just inside the exhibit after you enter, when you go right into the
> > art sculpture section, there is a Gandharan Bodhisattva torso.
> >
> > Also, I don't know of any evidence that the Greeks of this period wore
> > amulets, even though their esthetics/conventions influenced Gandharan
> > design.  Did the Hindus of this period wear amulets?
> >
> I am not sure whether this is quite the shape that you are describing but
> there is a fine example of an amulet case showing Hellenistic influence
> found in the Gandhara area in the British Museum (a slide of it that I
> bought some years ago is numbered OA 77).  This is an octagonal piece in
> section (like a short piece of octagonal pencil) with two rings set at
> angles to the main axis near each end;  is is made of gold set with
> and dated 2nd-3rd cent. A.D.
> John Brockington
> Professor J. L. Brockington
> Sanskrit, School of Asian Studies
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> Edinburgh   EH8 9LW        U.K.
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