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Glossary of survey of asian art 1

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\"Priest-King\" Figure
Indus Valley Civilization, 2500-1800 BCE
Indus Valley Civilization
2500-1800 BCE

Stamp seals
Indus Valley Civilization
\"Dancing Girl\" figure
Indus Valley civilization
Maurya and Sunga Periods, India
321-72 BCE
Maurya Period
321-185 BCE

Lion Capital
Maurya and Sunga Periods
Yakshi (Chauri Bearer)
Maurya and Sunga Periods
Queen Maya\'s Dream
Maurya and Sunga Periods
Caitya Hall, Karle
Maurya and Sunga Periods
Andhra and Kushan Periods
72 BCE-320 CE
Great Stupa at Sanchi
Andhra and Kushan Periods
The Great Departure relief
Great Stupa at Sanchi; Andhra and Kushan periods
Woman and Mango Tree
Great Stupa at Sanchi, Andhra and Kushan
King Kanishka
Andhra and Kushan
Bodhisattva (Gandhara)
Andhra and Kushan
Buddha (Mathura)
Andhra and Kushan
Gupta Period
320-600 CE
Buddha Preaching the Law from Sarnath
Gupta Period
Bodhisattva Padmapani from Ajanta Caves
Gupta Period
Nagaraja and his Queen
Gupta Period
Early Medival Hindu Art
600-1200 CE
Shiva Nataraja
Early Medieval Hindu
Durga Killing the Buffalo-Demon
Early Medieval Hindu
Boar Avatar of Vishnu
Early Medieval Hindu
Durga Temple
Early Medieval Hindu
Five Raths
Early Medieval Hindu
Descent of the Ganges
Early Medieval Hindu
Temple at Ellora
Early Medieval Hindu
Shiva and Parvati on Kailasa
Early Medieval Hindu
Shiva Maheshvara (Eternal Shiva)
Early Medieval Hindu
Northern Medieval Art
900-1200 CE.
Dancing Ganesha
Northern Medieval Art

Khajuraho Temple
Northern Medieval Art
Celestial Beauty at Khajuraho
Northern Medieval Art
term: yakshi/yaksha
A nature spirit. Shi = female, sha = male
term: caitya (chaitya)
sacred
term: axis mundi
Physically represents/creates a core, symbolically representing the core of the earth, a line that connects the heavens and the earth.
term: torana
gate
term: aniconic
avoidance of iconic imagery, using symbolism to represent certain spiritual beings rather than depicting them as figures.
term: ushnisha
A topknot. Symbol of expanded/acquired wisdom.
term: urna
Middle of the forehead, \"third eye.\" Usually just a dot on the forehead.
term: mudra
Hand gesture for certain terms or ideas in Buddhism
term: garbhagriha
A small, dark chamber in the innermost sanctum of a deity\'s temple, to place offerings. Usually contains symbolic imagery pertaining to the deity.
term: shikhara
A tower right above the garbhagriha, that marks the location of the inner sanctum.

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