Saturday, October 21
10:00 a.m.–noon PT
Speaker: Ravinder Reddy, MD, FRAS, South Asian Arts Council, The San Diego Museum of Art
UPDATE: This lecture has been canceled. Please stay tuned for a rescheduled date.
Indian arms and armor are frequently adorned with auspicious and sacred imagery to induce shakti (divine power) to enter them, thus transforming functional objects into implements that hold within them the quality of numen—magical or divine power. This presentation will survey the varieties of Hindu sacred images—goddesses, gods, demi-gods, mythological beasts—that adorn arms and armor of the Indian subcontinent, and explore the underlying reasons why these specific images may have been chosen among the vast pantheon of Indian sacred imagery.
Sponsored by the South Asian Arts Council.
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