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Gandharan Art in Context: East-West Exchanges at the Crossroads of Asia

Gandharan Art in Context: East-West Exchanges at the Crossroads of Asia
$60.00
Item Code: IDE945
Author: Raymond Allchin
Publisher: Regency Publications
Language: English
Edition: 1997
ISBN: 8186030484
Pages: 325 (B & W Illus: 72, Figures: 179, Maps: 9)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 9.5" X 6.3"
From the Jacket :

The papers in this volume are all related to the theme of the exhibition 'The Crossroads of Asia: Transformation in Image and Symbol', which took place at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, from 6 October to 13 December 1992. The exhibition focused on the meeting of various cultural crosscurrents which flowed along the ancient trade routes linking India, the Mediterranean world and China. This gave rise in Central Asia, Afghanistan and the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan to a unique interaction of diverse art traditions, best exemplified by the highly eclectic Buddhist art of Gandhara and by Kushan art and culture generally.

Each of those invited to take part in the associated conference was expert in one or more facets of the broad theme. The participants included art historians, numismatists, archaeologists, scientists and scholars who spanned more than one discipline. A dialogue ensued that proved to be both stimulating and highly constructive. It is hoped that the papers in this volume, in addition to being interesting in themselves, may help to carry forward research and collectively convey a broader understanding of Gandhara and its cultural and artistic traditions and influences.

CONTENTS

Prefacev
The Contributorsix
Abbreviationsxi
1.CLASSICAL FIGURES IN AN INDIAN LANDSCAPE
 John Boardman
1
2.THE IMPACT OF HELLENISED BACTRIA ON GANDHARAN ART
 Chaibai Mustamandy
17
3.BACTRIA AND GANDHARA: THE OLD PROBLEM RECONSIDERED IN THE LIGHT OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL DATA FROM OLD TERMEZ
 B. Stavisky
29
4.SYMBOLIC SYSTEMS IN COLLISION: ROCK ART IN THE UPPER INDUS VALLEY
 Karl Jettmar
55
5.A REAPPRAISAL OF THE BIMARAN RELIQUARY
 Martha L. Carter
71
6.GANDHARAN TEXTILES: A LOCAL CRAFT WITH A WESTERN CONNECTION
 Doris Meth Srinivasan
95
7.A HIDDEN IMPORT FROM IMPERIAL ROME MANIFEST IN STUPAS
 Shoshin Kuwayama
119
8.THE IMPACT OF GANDHARA ON THE ART OF ANCIENT VANGA: A CASE OF AN EASTERN RESPONSE
 B.N. Mukherjee
173
9.THE POSTHUMOUS COINAGE OF HERMAIOS AND THE CONQUEST OF GANDHARA BY THE KUSHANS
 Osmund Bopearachchi
189
10.NUMISMATIC PERSPECTIVES ON CHRONOLOGY IN THE CROSSROADS OF ASIA
 Joe Cribb
215
11.WESTERN IMPACT ON THE COINAGE OF THE GREAT KUSHANS
 David W. Mac Dowall
231
12.VISHA-SHIVA IN THE KUSHAN PANTHEON
 E.V. Zeymal
243
13.TECHNICAL STUDIES OF GANDHARAN ART
 Chandra L. Reedy
263
14.TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF GANDHARAN GLASS MEDALLIONS
 Mark T. Wypyski
281
Index297
Conference Delegates313


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