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Bronze image casting in Tanjavur district, Tamil Nadu: Ethnoarchaeological and archaeometallurgical insights

  title={Bronze image casting in Tanjavur district, Tamil Nadu: Ethnoarchaeological and archaeometallurgical insights},
  author={S. Srinivasan},
The profusion of metal images made in the Tanjavur region, going back to the early medieval Chola bronzes of the 9th-13th century ranks amongst the finest of Indian artistic expressions. Clusters of artistic and artisanal activities have thrived over generations in the Tanjavur district including metalworking workshops for bronze and bell metal casting of images and ritual objects especially around Swamimalai and Kumbakonam. Ethnometallurgical and archaeometallurgical insights on the making… Expand
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