Depictions of children in pre-modern Indian art

Mary Storm mnstorm at MAC.COM
Sun Jan 24 06:03:20 UTC 2010

There are children's toys from the Indus Civilization. As for  
depictions of children: children with Hariti in Gandharan art. The  
Buddha is shown as a child in Gandharan art as well as his son Rahula,

Hope this might help,

Mary N. Storm, Ph.D.
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On 23-Jan-10, at 11:20 PM, Dominik Wujastyk wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
> Can you point me to a scholarly discussion of this topic?  What are  
> the
> earliest depictions of children in S. Asian art?  What deductions  
> can be
> made about the idea of the child from any such images?  What I'm  
> thinking
> about is the S. A. evidence that might inform a discussion of the  
> "invention
> of childhood".
> Best,
> Dominik

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