Zhejiang Provincial Museum ed: FO YING LING QI: SHILIUGUO ZHI WUDAI FOJIAO JINTONG ZAOXIANG. (The Marvellous Magic of Buddhist Images: Gilt-Bronze Buddhist Statuary from the Sixteen Kingdoms to the Five Dynasties). Hangzhou, 2018. 448 pp. Colour plates and colour text illustrations throughout. 31x24 cm. Boards.
Weighty catalogue of an amazing exhibition held at the Zhejiang Provincial Museum in Hangzhou, China, showing wonderful and rare early Chinese Buddhist gilt-bronze statuary dating from the 4th to 10th centuries AD. An incredible 354 exhibits were painstakingly brought together from museums across China together with much material from the host museum's excellent collection. The large majority of the exhibits are gilt-bronzes supplemented by a number of other rare Buddhist objects (mostly stone sculpture) that provide related context. All periods within this six century time scale are well represented but of particular note is the very fine material from the Northern Dynasties. Illustrated throughout in colour, many of the exhibits shown in multiple views and with close-up detail of inscriptions etc. Holding museum and place of excavation are given where known. Useful texts accompany. In Chinese. The largest such exhibition ever held. An excellent reference.
Difficult to obtain. It seems the stock is being held by the host Zhejiang Provincial Museum.
Subjects: Buddhist Art Metalwork
Available, as of: 03/03/2020
Was item 39 in printed List 196.
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