University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Chandra L. Reedy

Modern Statues and Traditional Methods

A Casting Workshop in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, Northwest India

By: Chandra L. Reedy

Northwest India is renowned among art historians for the Buddhist and Hindu copper alloy statues produced there during the medieval period (7th through 15th centuries). The iconography of these statues is often complex, and the craftsmanship superb. One typical example is illustrated here (Fig. 1). This image represents the four-armed form of the Hindu god […]