EXAM II Study Guide

EXAM II Study Guide - History of World Art: Exam II Study...

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History of World Art: Exam II Study Guide Chapter 6: The Art of India Lion Capital of Ashoka India 750 B.C.E - Ashoka was a great Maura leader who converted to Buddhism and spread the Buddha’s teachings. - On top of Ashoka’s pillars was a capital (lion capital) is known as his greatest standing 7 feet high. - Located at the site the Buddha gave his first sermon and set Buddhism into effect - Four wheels and four animals represent the four quarters of the world - The lions once carried a wheel on their back, “the wheel of law” also symbolized Ashoka’s stature as holder of the wheel Great Stupa Sanchi, India BCE to first century CE - 600 brief inscriptions showing the donations of individuals who made the construction of the monument possible - Veneration to the Buddha was open to all - Four toranas depict the Buddha’s life story as well as stories of his past lives - Depiction of Buddha was never as a human, but as symbols or markers- regard symbols as markers of where the Buddha has been so people can follow in his footsteps Yakshi Figure Sanchi, India BCE to first century CE - sensually carved women Yakshi - goddess personified fertility and vegetation
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This test prep was uploaded on 03/17/2009 for the course ART 1300 taught by Professor Mikash,lin during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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