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The Pursuit of Salvation: Jain Art From India

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The Jain bronzes in the collection of New Orleanian Siddharth K. Bhansali have long been recognized, studied and admired by specialists around the world. While selections from the collection have been presented in major exhibitions over the years, no publication has ever provided an accessible and representative overview of this material. The noted Jain specialist and independent scholar, Dr. Robert J. del Bontà has rectified this omission, serving as guest curator for the exhibition and accompanying publication.

Pieces from the Dr. Siddharth K. Bhansali were featured in two previous U.S. exhibitions; however, this publication focuses solely on this remarkable collection, and publishes many of its holdings for the first time. The Jain sculptures and paintings from the Bhansali Collection featured here cover as broad a spectrum of styles and periods as did these major exhibitions. This catalog intends to give a sense of the richness of art produced for members of the Jain faith from the third through the nineteenth centuries with examples from many areas where Jains maintained a historical presence.

Soft cover. 64 pages