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Images In Retrospective

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This chapter presents a retrospective of the images occurring in part four of this book. Part four explores the identity of representations and of goddesses, first through the pre-eighth-century Hindu, likely Buddhist, and Jain sculptures of Sarasvatī, and then through Mahiṣāsuramardinī images iconographically similar to the eight-armed weapon-bearing goddess described by Yijing as Sarasvatī (Biancaitian).

Keywords: Mahiṣāsuramardinī images; Sarasvatī



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