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Buddhist Art of Gandhara

In the Ashmolean Museum

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Hardback

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Buddhist Art of Gandhara by David Jongeward
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Buddhist Art of Gandhara is a scholarly catalogue of the Ashmolean Museum's important but still largely unpublished holdings of the Buddhist sculpture and related art of the historic Gandhara region (modern North West Pakistan / East Afghanistan) in the early centuries AD (c. 0-600 AD). This region was a major centre of Buddhist culture and facilitated the transmission of Buddhism and its art from India via the Silk Road to Central Asia, China and the Far East. The book contains introductory essays, with additional illustrations, suitable for the general reader as well as the specialist.

Author Biography

Formerly a lecturer in anthropology, David Jongeward is an acknowledged authority on the art of Gandhara. He previously catalogued the Gandhara collection of the Royal Ontario Museum (2003), and edited a major book on Gandharan reliquaries (2012). He now works as a freelance scholar, with affiliations to the University of Toronto.
Release date NZ
December 21st, 2018
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
250 colour, 40 b&w
Imprint
Ashmolean Museum
Pages
336
ISBN-13
9781910807224
Product ID
27875482

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