CONTENTS:- 1. Some Unique, Uncommom or Iconographically Extraordinary Brahmanical Sculptures. 2. Metal Art in the Museums of Lucknow and Mathura. 3. Metallic Art of Western Orissa. 4. Jaina Metal Images in Foreign Collections: A Study in Conography and Aesthetics. 5. Jain Bronzes from Aluara. 6. Chausa Jaina bronzes. 7. Apsaras: A Unique Bronze Image from Khmer. 8. A Bronze Goddess Srilakshmi in Allahabad Museum. 9. A Unique Bronze of Saint Kannappan. 10. A Gold Ganesa Mask Found in North Kongan. 11. Use of Gold in Indian Textiles. 12. Historic Scenes on Lakshmana Temple at Khajuraho. 13. New Light on the So-called Lotus Mahal, Hampi: Nomenclature and Construction. 14. Study of Parikara in Brahmanical Metal Images of Pala and Chola Period. 15. Huqqa in Matallic art and its Depiction in Painting.
This book contains papers presented on metal art of India. These articles on ancient bronzes, gold images, and use of gold in textiles give a deep insight into the various aesthetic and technical aspect of metal art of India. The papers deal with collection in famous museums like Lucknow, Allahabad and Mathura and some other metal images a foreign collections. It contains study of various famous centres of metallic art such as Chausa, Aluara, Western Orissa, South India and Kolkata.