The Lotus Transcendent: Indian and Southeast Asian Art from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection. Martin LERNER, Steven Kossak.

The Lotus Transcendent: Indian and Southeast Asian Art from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection.

New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Large quarto. 245pp. Original maroon cloth with gilt titling to spine, bibliography and index. Well illustrated with 25 full-page and 187 b&w illustrations. From the publishers: "'The Lotus Transcendent' explores works drawn from one of the most important collections of Indian and Southeast Asian art ever assembled. The collection was brought together by Samuel Eilenberg, a formidable connoisseur who is legendary for his knowledge, prescience, and commitment. ... More than four hundred of Professor Eilenberg's sculptures and objects have recently entered the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. This volume, which documents an exhibition of a selection of these works as well as others that remain in Professor Eilenberg's possession, offers authoritative commentaries by two experts in the field. The Eilenberg collection is particularly rich in Indonesian sculpture and encompasses what were perhaps the finest private holdings in the world of Javanese bronzes. Other highlights include exceptional Gandharan minor arts, rare and remarkable examples of Indian art, and sculpture from Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Tibet. The works studied range from sculptures of deep religious significance that represent a wide variety of Hindu and Buddhist gods and goddesses, to figures of a secular nature, and to objects such as reliquaries, jewelry, toys, and bells created for ritual, domestic, or personal use. ..". This copy still in publisher's shrink wrap and thus all in about Fine condition - gift quality. Oversized and heavy thus additional shipping may be required for most destinations. Item #66810
ISBN: 0810964074

Price: $25.00

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