Anneaux en bronze, cultes de possession, et le récit de Chaste Epouse en Inde du Sud. Question d'interprétation

Abstract : A particular kind of hollow bronze anklets, filled with metallic grains, may be observed in Kerala. The present study details how they are used as a means for manifesting deities during Hindu rituals. There seems also to be a connection with oral and written literary traditions in which similar anklets are at the heart of the story. However, the ritual and the textual domains are today rather separate, despite the fact that anklets, and the Goddess, are common to both. It is therefore necessary to avoid establishing a close, direct link between the myth of the anklets and current ritual practice, while acknowledging the possibility of mutual influence during their distinct development from an ancient, shared set of values attached to such kind of anklets.
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Gilles Tarabout. Anneaux en bronze, cultes de possession, et le récit de Chaste Epouse en Inde du Sud. Question d'interprétation. Fabienne Wateau. Profils d'objets. Approches d'anthropologues et d'archéologues, De Boccard, pp.45-54, 2011, Colloques de la Maison René Ginouvès, 7. ⟨hal-00599933⟩

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