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Art and Symbolism in India
"If you are an Indian art afficionado you should enjoy this quiz. If not, you might learn a thing or two."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What are the male and female names of the standing sculptures from the late Mauryan period?
Agnar or Agni
Chunar or Chunok
Yakshi or Yaksha
Patna or Patni
Vishnu is often seated on nagas. What are they?
Old Hindu places of worship have a distinctive chaitya. What is the chaitya?
The Buddha is often depicted in numerous birth stories or previous existences. What are these stories called?
What does the bodhi tree represent?
What does a stupa represent?
What does a vacant umbrella over a vacant space mean?
The Buddha is sometimes seen turning a wheel. What does the wheel represent?
One popular kind of sculptural depiction in India is of a woman who can by the mere touch of her foot cause a tree to bloom. By what name is she called?
What does a dot between the eyebrows, called an urna, represent?
eye of spiritual wisdom
eye of spiritual affection
mark of the brahman class
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Compiled Jun 28 12