Seals, Sealings and Tokens from Gandhara

Seals, Sealings and Tokens from Gandhara

by Harry Falk, Aman ur Rahman

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Overview

English summary: Ancient seals say much about people, their names, preferred styles and self-esteem. Over many decades Aman ur Rahman has built a large collection of seals from North-Western Pakistan, which were produced during Hellenistic times up to the Guptas. He classifies them and explains their pictorial content, while Harry Falk, a professor of Indology at Berlin, reads all epigraphs in Kharosthi and Brahmi and provides an introduction on the scribal aspects. German description: Das Werk prasentiert uber tausend Siegel, Siegelabdrucke und Verwandtes aus Gandhara aus der Zeit des Hellenismus bis zu den Guptas. Die Sammlung Aman ur Rahmans findet sich durchweg in Farbe wiedergegeben, wie auch die Sammlungen der Museen in Taxila und Peshawar. Harry Falk bietet eine schrift- und kulturgeschichtliche Einleitung, mit Schwerpunkten bei den Kulten der Bhima aus der Hohle Kashmir Smast und den Lesungen aller Epigramme in indischen und griechischen Schriften verbunden mit einer namenskundlichen Analyse.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783895008191
Publisher: Dr Ludwig Reichert Verlag
Publication date: 07/29/2011
Series: Monographien zur Indischen Archaologie, Kunst und Philologie Series , #21
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Contributor Biography - English Aman ur RahmanPak-Canadian citizen, Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering; worked as an International expatriate in the oil industry; currently CEO of manufacturing plant in Dubai. Pakistan's foremost numismatist; authored several books and articles on numismatics. Harry Falkist Professor fur Indologie, habilitiert 1984 an der Universitat Freiburg und derzeit Leiter des Instituts fur die Sprachen und Kulturen Sudasiens an der Freien Universitat Berlin.

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