[INDOLOGY] Navagraha miniatures
wlharris at ucdavis.edu
Tue Aug 30 18:52:44 UTC 2022
Dear Martin, Sonja, and others,
The Navagraha are frequently depicted above the front entrance to most temples in Odisha. They are often carved in stone relief, but I do recall seeing several painted representations. I’ll dig through my fieldwork photo albums and report back with any findings.
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> On Aug 30, 2022, at 5:50 AM, Martin Gansten via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> Thank you, Heiner. Forgive my ignorance: are there printed/digitized collections of such paintings anywhere, or can they only be observed in situ?
> Best wishes,
>> Den 2022-08-30 kl. 13:48, skrev Rolf Heinrich Koch via INDOLOGY:
>> Dear Martin,
>> paintings depicting the navagraha you find in nearly each Buddhist monastery in Sri Lanka up to 200 years old.
>>> Am 30.08.2022 um 12:59 schrieb Martin Gansten via INDOLOGY:
>>> Many thanks, from Sonja as well, to all who replied so far. Meanwhile, I have been told that paintings of the Navagrahas seem to be less common than sculptures, so if anyone knows of such paintings, they would be of particular interest.
>>> Best wishes,
>>> Martin Gansten
>>> Den 2022-08-30 kl. 10:08, skrev jacob at fabularasa.dk:
>>>> Hi Martin,
>>>> Depending on how far Sonja wants to cast the net, there are also the purely abstract gaming pieces for Krishnaraja Wodeyar III's Navagrahākṣakrīḍā game designed c. 1833 CE. See attachments (photo credits: Rangachar Vasantha).
>>>> Jacob Schmidt-Madsen
>>>> Martin Gansten via INDOLOGY skrev den 2022-08-29 19:31:
>>>>> Sonja Brentjes, who is working on the history of astral iconography
>>>>> but is not a member of this list, sent me this question, which I am
>>>>> passing on with her permission:
>>>>>> Do you know perhaps miniatures of the Navagrahas and can you recommend me online collections or good publications? We have found a few from the 18th century, but nothing before.
>>>>> If anyone should know of such collections or publications, please
>>>>> reply to me and/or the list, and I'll pass the information on.
>>>>> Many thanks in advance,
>>>>> Martin Gansten
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