Datong Northern Dynasties Art Research Institute ed: BEICHAO YISHU YANJIUYUAN CANGPIN TULU: SHIDIAO. (Catalogue of the Collections of the Northern Dynasties Art Research Institute: Stone Carvings). Beijing, 2016. 143 pp. Full page colour plates throughout. One foldout. 30x23 cm. Cloth.
Very interesting and fine selection of Northern Dynasties stone Buddhist sculpture held in the collection of the Datong Northern Dynasties Art Research Institute in China. Datong was the capital of the Northern Wei dynasty and the majority of the sculptures and carvings shown date from this period. Includes sculptures, sculptural reliefs, bases, small stone pagodas, extraordinary stone carved beds etc. A total of 65 items. Rubbings of reliefs and inscriptions accompany. It seems that this material has not been previously published. A good focussed contribution to the subject. Text in Chinese.
Subjects: Sculpture Carvings
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Was item 13 in printed List 189.
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