Shanghai Museum ed: SILU FANXIANG: XINJIANG HETIAN DAMAGOU FOJIAO YIZHI CHUTU BIHUA YISHU. Buddhist Vestiges along the Silk Road: Mural Art from the Damago Site, Hotan, Xinjiang. Shanghai, 2014. 153 pp. Numerous full page colour plates. B/w text illustrations. 30x23 cm. Wrappers.
Damago township is located in Qijia county to the east of Hotan (Khotan), a famous town on the ancient southern Silk Road in Xinjiang in China. The area contains a large number of ancient Buddhist sites, most explored and surveyed by foreign expeditions in the early 20th century. A number of sites were discovered and excavated in the Damago area from 2002 to 2010 and the highlight was the Topulukdong temple site dating from the 7th-9th centuries AD which yielded fine painted mural fragments. These are important for the study of Tang dynasty Khotanese Buddhist art and painting which flourished in the 8th-9th centuries. This is the catalogue of an exhibition at the Shanghai Museum in 2014, the first public exhibition of these treasures. Forewords, abstracts of essays, introductions to each section and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese.
Subjects: Silk Road Murals
Can be ordered in, as of: 26/04/2018
Was item 554 in printed List 189.
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