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The art of Gandhara in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Kurt A Behrendt; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
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"The Metropolitan Museum of Art is fortunate to have in its collections a broad and artistically rich sampling of Gandharan art from almost all phases of the region's history, including a unique bronze statuette of the Buddha Shakyamuni from about the first to second century A.D. In surveying these works, this volume relies on the latest scholarship to refine our understanding of Gandhara's complex cultural history  Read more...
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Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.).
Art of Gandhara in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608210143
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt A Behrendt; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 9781588392244 1588392244 9780300120271 0300120273
OCLC Number: 85766044
Description: viii, 115 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Gandharan cultural history: an introduction --
Foreign styles and urban tastes --
Early Buddhism in Gandhara: reliquaries and narrative relief panels --
The emergency of devotional Buddha and Bodhisattva sculptures --
Late Buddhist art in greater Gandhara.
Responsibility: Kurt A. Behrendt.
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Gandhara was an ancient region of Pakistan that controlled a series of key passes for the Silk Road trade between India, China, and the Mediterranean. Drawing on the collections of the Metropolitan  Read more...

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