Gansu Provincial Museum ed: SICHOU ZHI LU: DUIHUA YU JIAOLIU: SHISAN SHENG SHI QU GUANCANG WENWU JINGPIN ZHAN. Dialogue and Exchange (Exhibition of Cultural Treasures from Thirteen Provinces, Cities and Localities). Lanzhou, 2017. 276 pp. Full page colour plates throughout. 31x24 cm. Cloth.
Catalogue of a little-publicized but excellent exhibition held at the Gansu Provincial Museum in 2017. In seven main sections: The Grassland Silk Road; Valuables from the Three Gorges; Sichuan Province and the Southern Silk Road; Yunnan Province Section of the Silk Road; Silk Road Culture Seen from Cultural Relics in the Shaanxi History Museum; Qinghai - A Bright Coordinate on the Silk Road; Footsteps of Ningxia on the Silk Road. Illustrated throughout with major loans from cultural institutions throughout China, from provincial museums down to small local cultural entities. The artefacts date from the Western Zhou through to the Jin dynasty, with much material from the Han through to, and including, the Tang. A prime aim of the exhibition was to show the different cultural influences the Silk Road brought to China and this is clearly demonstrated here with objects showing steppe influence, Buddhism, Sassanian and even Roman influences. Includes tomb figurines of foreigners, gold, very rare ancient glass, bronzes and much more. All the exhibits to a very high standard and much that has not been previously published. List of contents and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese. Hard to obtain.
Subjects: Silk Road Archaeology
Available, as of: 01/02/2019
Was item 14 in printed List 193.
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