Visnu's Flaming Wheel: The Iconography of the Sudarsana-Cakra. Hindu Iconography, W. E. BEGLEY.
Visnu's Flaming Wheel: The Iconography of the Sudarsana-Cakra.

Visnu's Flaming Wheel: The Iconography of the Sudarsana-Cakra.

New York NY: The New York University Press for the College Art Association of America, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to. xii + 104pp, xxxiv plates. Original gilt titled red cloth, frontis and b&w plates, glossary and bibliography. A study of the iconography - in myth, tantra and religion - of the flaming wheel (Sudarsana-Cakra - "wheel beauteous-to-behold") which Krsna is often pictured wielding on the battlefield. Contents: Part 1-The Literary Tradition: The Cakra in Mythology and Tantrism-The Cakra as Fabled Weapon-The Cakra as Esoteric Symbol-Part 2-The Iconographic Tradition: The Cakra as Personification and Icon-The Two-Armed Cakra-Purusa in Attendance Upon Visnu-The Multi-Armed Cult Images of Sudarsana-Purusa. Plus glossary and bibliography. Light foxing to upper page edge, otherwise Fine condition. In original opaque glassine protective jacket (a little worn, now protected by a removable mylar sleeve). Item #35422
ISBN: 0814709737

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