DEYDIER, Henri

DEYDIER, Henri. 1922 — near Luang Prabang 4.12.1954. French Archaeologist and Art Historian. Studies of Indology (under Foucher) and South-East and East Asian studies (Maspéro) in Paris, diplom of É.P.H.É. in 1950. From 1950 at É.F.E.O. in Hanoi, now specialized in Laotian civilization, with a special interest in the Laotian versions of the Paññāsajātaka and the Rāmāyaṇa. Died in a aeroplane accident in Laos.

Publications: Contribution à l’étude de l’art du Gandhāra. Essai de bibliographie analytique et critique des ouvrages parus de 1922 à 1949. 325 p. 1950 (diss.).

– “La date de Kaniṣka, l’art de Gandhāra et la chronologie du Nord-Ouest de l’Inde”, JA 239, 1951, 133-151.

Introduction à la connaissance du Laos. 140 p. Saigon 1952; Lokapāla. Génies, totems et sorciers du Nord Laos. 242 p. P. 1954.

– “Dans les Sip Song P’a Na”, France-Asie 98, 1954, 825-854; some brief articles and reviews, mostly in BEFEO.

Sources: J. Filliozat, BEFEO 48, 1957, 603-606 with photo and bibliography; *Arts asiatiques 1954,228f.; Chercheurs 94.

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