Depictions of children in pre-modern Indian art

John C. Huntington huntington.2 at OSU.EDU
Sat Jan 23 13:54:46 EST 2010


Dear Dominik,

  Children occur in some numbers both on the ca 25BCE toranas of  
Sanchi and in early (2nd through 4th Century) Gandharan Sculpture.

I can help you find some if you want,

John


On Jan 23, 2010, at 12:50 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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