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This bibliography section contains the list of primary and secondary sources relevant to the discussion of portraiture in Early India. Portraiture is one of the most explored fields in art history: numerous books, papers and even exhibitions have been devoted to it. However, this topic remains difficult to grasp, and partly elusive. The reason is that it is not really an artistic 'genre', as is, for instance, landscape painting-or, it would be more exact to say that it is not always an artistic genre. Portraiture is very much the product of the society which leads to its creation-and, as such, it has also a lot to reveal about this society. Its artistic, or even its aesthetic, appreciation is only one of the ways it should be looked at-and sometimes this is the less important, compared to other considerations (social, economic, political, etc).

Keywords:art history; early India; portraiture



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