GIORDANO, Ferruccio Ducrey, conte. Turin 3.10.1928 — 8.7.1976. Italian Art Historian interested in Indology. Born of a Piemontese noble family, studied in Germany and England. Professionally he was a businessman, who managed the family estate, the Associazione laniera, etc. Several travels to the East made him interested in life, religion and art of India. Died in a traffic accident. As a scholar he tried to combine philology and art history. Planned books on Caitya and on Seven mothers (Saptamātṛkā) remained unfinished.
Publications: Ceylon ed altre immagini. 203 p. Turin 1968.
– Jai Singh e i suoi giardini astronomici. 11 p. Turin 1973.
– A proposito di alcuni Gupta imperiali. 38 p. Turin 1974.
– Di Alcune rappresentazioni iconografiche dell’ avatāra di Narasiṁha alla luce del Narasiṁhapurāṇa e di altre fonti. 67 p. Mem. Accad. dei Lincei 8:20:1. Rome 1977.
Sources: O. Botto, IT 3-4, 1975, 13f.; an Internet search only showed Botto’s article and his own publications.
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