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Indian Temple Sculpture

Indian Temple Sculpture

This innovative book, illustrated with the V&A's unrivalled collection of South-Asian sculpture, looks at Indian temple sculpture in context, as a…

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Event - Arts of South and Southeast Asia and the Islamic Middle East. 14/15

Mon 22 September 2014–Mon 06 July 2015

YEAR COURSE: Discover the art and archaeology of Asia, from the Himalayas and the Indian Subcontinent to the island nations of Southeast Asia.

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