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ISBN 978-0-87846-872-0; 176 pages; 7 x 9 in.; 145 color illustrations
The arts of South Asia arise from a large geographical area, comprising India and the countries that surround it, and span more than four millennia and multiple cultural traditions. This book presents highlights of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's collection, including expressive figures in bronze and stone, dazzlingly intricate miniature paintings, luxury textiles, and exquisite metalwork. Arranged thematically to reflect and challenge the dualities of art and craft, sacred and secular, Hindu and Muslim, real and ideal, male and female, and local and foreign, these works reveal the richness, splendor, and depth of South Asian art and culture.