|Current List 209A
Aiko Gyoso (Maekawa Bunzo comp.):
Arce, Dr. Jose; drawings by Schiff:
Argence, Rene-Yvon Lefebvre d':
Art Institute of Chicago; Wang Tao ed:
Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology, Beijing University:
Zhejiang Provincial Museum & Dingzhou Museum ed: XIN FANG GU WAI: DINGZHOU JINGZHI JINGZHONG FO TA DIGONG WENWU. Exhibition of Cultural Relics Found in the Underground Crypts of Buddhist Pagodas at Jingzhi and Jingzhong in Dingzhou). 心放俗外 ： 定州靜志凈众佛塔地宮文物. Beijing, 2014. 115 pp. full page colour plates throughout. 2 foldouts. 29x22 cm. Cloth.
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Zhejiang Provincial Museum in Hangzhou at the end of 2014/early 2015 showing superb Buddhist artefacts and offerings excavated in 1969 at two Buddhist temple sites in Dingzhou in Hebei province dating from the early Song dynasty. The first was an underground crypt found in the remains of the foundations of a Buddhist pagoda at the site of Jingzhi Temple. The second was another crypt found at a similar site in the same area known as Jingzhong Yuan. Given that the finds were made during the Cultural Revolution, they are little-known and this is the first major exhibition of the artefacts outside Dingzhou where they are held in the local museum. The Jingzhi crypt yielded an extraordinary array of artefacts dating from the Han to the Song but mostly from the Tang to the early Song. The Jingzhong crypt yielded fewer artefacts but equally fine. Both finds included reliquaries, gold and silver and, of particular interest given the crypts are located in Dingzhou, numerous extremely fine intact examples of Ding wares. Illustrated throughout. In Chinese. The first major publication on these finds. Very hard to obtain and out-of-print.
Subjects: Buddhist Art Ceramics
Item 689 in List 209.
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