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The Enthroned Buddha in Majesty : an Iconological Study

Abstract : This dissertation provides a detailed study of a particular representation of the Buddha, in which he sits on a prominent throne, i.e. a bhadrapīṭha or bhadrāsana, in a majestic posture with two legs pendant, that is, in bhadrāsana or the “auspicious pose.” This pendant-legged imagery, generally associated with the throne, has been found widely depicted in South, East, and Southeast Asian art and is, as a rule, mostly associated with kingship, fertility, and even divinity. The results of this iconological examination have wide implications for understanding the origins, spread, and development of Buddhist art in those lands, particularly during the first millennium CE.
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Nicolas Revire. The Enthroned Buddha in Majesty : an Iconological Study. Religions. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2016. English. ⟨NNT : 2016USPCA157⟩. ⟨tel-01552082⟩

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