NMC192 - NEW BOOK
National Museum of China: YECHENG: BEIWUZHUANG CHUTU FOJIAO ZAOXIANG. (Yecheng: Buddhist Sculptures Unearthed at Beiwu Village). Beijing, 2019. viii, 244 pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. B/w text drawings. 29x21 cm. Wrappers.
Produced to accompany a brief exhibition at the National Museum of China in Beijing showing 131 Northern Wei, Eastern Wei and (predominantly) Northern Qi sixth-century Buddhist sculptures excavated in 2012 from a pit in Beiwuzhuang (Beiwu Village) near the city of Yecheng, the capital of the Northern Qi kingdom, located in Hebei province. Also a couple of Sui and Tang pieces. This was the first major showing of these important finds and the quality of the objects does not disappoint. Many of these fine sculptures are carved from a white stone or marble and include intact standing and seated figures, votive reliefs, group sculptures and other related items. All illustrated in colour and many in multiple views. Text in Chinese. Very hard to obtain.
Available, as of: 08/11/2019
Was item 27 in printed List 197.
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