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Author Russell-Smith, Lilla, author

Title Uygur Patronage in Dunhuang : Regional Art Centres on the Northern Silk Road in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries / Lilla Russell-Smith
Published Leiden ; Boston : BRILL, 2005

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Description 1 online resource
Series Brill's Inner Asian Library ; 14
Brill Book Archive Part 1, ISBN: 9789004472495
Brill's Inner Asian library ; 14.
Brill Book Archive Part 1, ISBN: 9789004472495
Summary This volume is about the long-neglected, but decisive influence of Uygur patrons on Dunhuang art in the tenth and eleventh centuries. Through an insightful introduction to the hitherto little-known early history and art of the Uygurs, the author explains the social and political forces that shaped the taste of Uygur patrons. The cultural and political effects of Sino-Uygur political marriages are examined in the larger context of the role of high-ranking women in medieval art patronage. Careful study of the iconography, technique and style sheds new light on important paintings in the collection of the British Museum in London, and the Musée national des Arts asiatiques-Guimet, in Paris, and through comparative analysis the importance of regional art centres in medieval China and Central Asia is explored. Richly illustrated with line drawings, as well as colour and black-and-white plates
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Buddhist painting.
Art, Uighur -- China -- Dunhuang Caves
Buddhist painting -- China -- Dunhuang Caves
Painting, Chinese -- China -- Dunhuang Caves
Uighur (Turkic people)
Art, Uighur
Buddhist painting
Painting, Chinese
Uighur (Turkic people)
China -- Dunhuang Caves
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9047415698
9789004142411
900414241X
9789047415695
Other Titles Regional Art Centres on the Northern Silk Road in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries