LIPPE-BIESTERFELD, Ernst Aschwin Georg Carol Heinrich Ignatz, Prinz zu

LIPPE-BIESTERFELD, Ernst Aschwin Georg Carol Heinrich Ignatz, Prinz zu (1916 Graf von Biesterfeld, Durchlaucht). Jena 13.6.1914 — the Hague 14.5.1988. German Art Historian of India and China. Son of Prinz Bernhard (1872–1934) and Armgard von Crumm (1883–1971), younger brother of Prince Bernhard of Netherlands. Studied art history and openly supported Nazis. Ph.D. 1942 Berlin. In 1945 left Germany and from 1949 Assistant, then Associate Curator in Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Retired 1973. In 1980 Curator in Paris, in 1987 living in the Hague. Married in 1951 in London Simone Arnoux (1915–2001, French). No children.

Publications: Diss. 1942 and other studies on Chinese art.

– “The Sculpture of Greater India”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin N.S. 18, 1960, 177-192; “A Dvaravati Bronze Buddha from Thailand”, Ibid. 19, 1961, 125-132; “Buddha and the Holy Multitude”, Ibid. 23, 1965, 325-335; “Divine Images in Stone and Bronze: South India, Chola Dynasty (c. 850-1280)”, Metropolitan Museum Journal 4, 1971, 29-79.

– “Some Sculptural Motifs on Early Cālukya Temples”, Art. As. 29, 1967, 5-24; “Early Chālukya Icons”, Art. As. 34, 1972, 273-330; “Some South Indian icons”, Art. As. 37, 1975, 169-208.

– The Freer Indian sculptures. Washington 1970.

– Indian medieval sculpture. 434 p. 312 pl. Amsterdam 1978.

Sources: Geneal. Handbuch der Fürstlichen Häuser 13, G.H.A. 96, 1987, 64; 1997; Wikipedia with photo (more in Dutch version).

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