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dc.contributor.advisorFreiberger, Oliveren
dc.creatorMilligan, Matthew Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-17T18:16:47Zen
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-17T18:17:14Zen
dc.date.available2010-12-17T18:16:47Zen
dc.date.available2010-12-17T18:17:14Zen
dc.date.issued2010-08en
dc.date.submittedAugust 2010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-08-1992en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractInscribed relief art at the early Buddhist archaeological site of Sanchi in India exhibits at least one interesting quality not found elsewhere at the site. Sanchi is well known for its narrative reliefs and reliquaries enshrined in stūpas. However, two inscribed images of stūpas found on the southern gateway record the gifts of two prominent individuals. The first is a junior monk whose teacher holds a high position in the local order. The second is the son of the foreman of the artisans of a king. Both inscribed stūpa images represent a departure from a previous donative epigraphical habit. Instead of inscribing their names on image-less architectural pieces, these two particular individuals inscribed their names on representations of stūpas, a symbol with a multiplicity of meanings. In this thesis, I use two perspectives to analyze the visual and verbal texts of these inscribed reliefs. In the end, I suggest that these donations were recorded as part of the visual field intentionally, showing the importance of not only inscribing a name on an auspicious symbol but also the importance of inscribing a name for the purpose of being seen.en
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dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectBuddhismen
dc.subjectArchaeologyen
dc.subjectArt historyen
dc.subjectBuddhist studiesen
dc.subjectIndiaen
dc.subjectIndian Buddhismen
dc.subjectSanchien
dc.subjectBuddhologyen
dc.subjectEpigraphyen
dc.subjectIndian epigraphyen
dc.subjectBrahmien
dc.subjectDonationen
dc.subjectInscriptionsen
dc.subjectDanaen
dc.subjectHistory of Buddhismen
dc.subjectIndian historyen
dc.titleA study of inscribed reliefs within the context of donative inscriptions at Sanchien
dc.date.updated2010-12-17T18:17:14Zen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLeoshko, Janiceen
dc.description.departmentAsian Studiesen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentAsian Studiesen
thesis.degree.disciplineAsian Cultures and Languagesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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