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Shenzhen Museum ed: YONGYUAN DE BEICHAO: SHENZHEN BOWUGUAN BEICHAO SHIKE YISHU ZHAN. Eternal Northern Dynasties: Stone Sculpture Artworks Exhibition of Northern Dynasties in the Shenzhen Museum. Beijing, 2016. 285 pp. 177 pp. full page colour plates. 4 foldouts. 28x22 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of a lengthy exhibition held at the Shenzhen Museum from 2011 to 2015 showing fine artefacts from the Northern Dynasties period in China during the fifth and sixth centuries AD, together with related material from other periods. Predominantly fine Buddhist sculpture, sculptural reliefs and engraved stones from tomb walls. Also some metalwork and Buddhist gilt-bronzes plus a large and fine Northern Wei stone tomb couch with engraved screens. Well-illustrated throughout and with rubbings of the reliefs and engravings to show full detail. Useful accompanying essays; 'Stone Beds and Stone Screens of the Northern Dynasties'; 'Buddhist Statues on Display in the Shenzhen Museum'; 'The Shapes and Meanings of Filial Piety Images on Northern Dynasty Burial Furnishings'; 'The Image of the Paragons of Filial Piety on the Stone Couch of the Northern Wei Dynasty Exhibited in the Shenzhen Museum'. Dual texts in Chinese and English. A good addition to the literature on the Buddhist art of this period.
Subjects: Sculpture Buddhist Art
Available, as of: 21/09/2017
Was item 59 in printed List 189.
Record produced by Hanshan Tang Books, www.hanshan.com.