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Technical Analysis of Sculpture for Economic Studies of Past Societies

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 February 2011

Chandra L. Reedy*
Affiliation:
Art Conservation Program, 303 Old College, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
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Abstract

Art historical research related to Himalayan copper-based sculpture has concentrated on its religious, historical, and cultural context; questions of style, regional provenance, and chronology have also been important issues. The relationship of art production to economic considerations, and the relative role of economics versus aesthetics in the choice of casting and decorating alternatives, have received little attention. Although these are indeed difficult problems to address, they are nevertheless interesting ones that deserve some attempts at analysis.

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