Die Teufel des Avesta und ihre Beziehungen zur Ikonographie des Buddhismus Zentral-Asiens
by Grünwedel, Albert
2 vols. in one: 447, 113 pp. exhaustive scholarly and speculative text based on archaeological and iconographic research in Central Asia, in which the author argues that the iconography of paintings in grottoes uncovered in Turkistan was not based on the pure tradition of Tantra but was descended from oriental satanic iconology and had a close relationship with Manichaeism, a gnostic religion founded by the Persian prophet Mani, descriptions, extensive notes, transcriptions of inscriptions, glossary, tables of writing systems, etc., 94 fine illustrations, most after line drawings and inscriptions. Some minor foxing throughout. Folio. Cloth. Berlin (Otto Elsner) 1924. One of 400 copies. A nice copy of the original edition of a late work by Grünwedel, an early authority on Central Asian art, on the "devils of Avesta". Some of the author's theories have become suspect in the light of later research. (Inventory #: 47991)
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