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Word Embodied: Entangled Icons in Medieval Japanese Buddhist Art

Word Embodied: Entangled Icons in Medieval Japanese Buddhist Art

Dr O’Neal’s project on the Japanese jeweled pagoda mandalas reveals the entangled realms of relics, reliquaries, and Buddhist scripture engendered through intricate interactions of word and image. The twelfth- and thirteenth-century mandalas use precisely choreographed characters from sutras rather than architectural line to compose the central icon of a pagoda. Surrounding this textual image, narrative […]

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