9780300120271-0300120273-The Art of Gandhara in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications)

The Art of Gandhara in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications)

ISBN-13: 9780300120271
ISBN-10: 0300120273
Author: Behrendt, Kurt A.
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Format: Paperback 128 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300120271
ISBN-10: 0300120273
Author: Behrendt, Kurt A.
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Format: Paperback 128 pages

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Acknowledged authors Behrendt, Kurt A. wrote The Art of Gandhara in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications) comprising 128 pages back in 2007. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0300120273 and 9780300120271. Since then The Art of Gandhara in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Gandhara was an ancient region of Pakistan that controlled a series of key passes for Silk Road trade among India, China, and Mediterranean lands. This steady commerce provided the financial foundation for the sustained patronage of luxury goods as well as Buddhist monastic sites and devotional sculpture. Drawing on the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this book traces the complex and changing artistic tradition of Gandhara, from Northwest Pakistan and Eastern Afghanistan in the 2nd century BC until the 8th century.This book also explores early urban material, international trade, and the emergence and development of Buddhist art in the region, specifically addressing the relic tradition, narrative art, and iconic representations of Buddhas and bodhisattvas. The latest period of production is characterized by the fabrication of monumental imagery as well as the clay and stucco production of Afghanistan.

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