Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum

Volume 3: Art from Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia

Pratapaditya Pal

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July 11, 2004
256 pages, 9 3/4 x 11 1/2
150 duotones + 150 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300101485

Published in association with the Norton Simon Art Foundation

This gorgeously illustrated book completes a three-volume series cataloguing the Asian art collection at the Norton Simon Museum. The volume includes approximately 180 religious artworks from Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Burma and Laos, as well as Ban Chiang pottery and rain drums. Stone and metal sculptures from Cambodia and Thailand are an area of particular strength in this collection.

A substantial introduction to the volume provides pertinent information about the cultural milieu that inspired the creation of these artworks. Each object is then illustrated and discussed in detail in the catalogue section of the book.

Pratapaditya Pal is an internationally recognized authority on the art of South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas. He is Fellow for Research at the Norton Simon Museum, Visiting Curator at the Art Institute of Chicago, and general editor of Marg publications.