National Museum of China: DAXIA XUNZONG - XIXIA WENWU JICUI. (In the Tracks of the Xixia - A Special Exhibition of Xixia Artefacts). Beijing, 2004. 231 pp. 187 pp. colour plates. Colour text illustrations. Map. 29x22 cm. Paper.
Catalogue of a very important and most interesting exhibition held at the National Museum of China in Beijing showing over 190 artefacts from the Xixia (or Tangut) Kingdom of Northwest China, which flourished 1038-1227 A.D. Many of the exhibits come from the collection of the Ningxia Museum, augmented by loans from other Chinese museums. Includes bronzes inscribed with Xixia script, woodslips and documents in Xixia script, ceramics, pottery figurines, some exceptional gilt-bronze figures (including two wonderful Bodhisattvas, one seated on a kneeling elephant, the other on a kneeling lion) plus figures of Hanshan and Shide. There are then textiles, Buddhist painting and Buddhist objects plus stone sculptures and ornamental roof tiles. Illustrated throughout in colour. Text in Chinese. Out-of-print
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Was item 425 in printed List 187.
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