By Patricia Bjaaland Welch
Chinese Art is a consultant to the meanings at the back of the loads of universal motifs and emblems present in all different types of chinese language artwork. a radical exam of the various utilization of normal symbols, colours, numbers, inanimate goods and personages, chinese language paintings communicates the deeper messages to be present in chinese language ornamental artwork. it's an outstanding reference for creditors, museum-goers and scholars of chinese language paintings, tradition and background.
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Kubera/Jambhala with jewel-spitting mongoose. Satna, Madhya Pradesh, 8th–early 11th century, sandstone. Indian Museum, 6499, Calcutta. Photograph: ASI, 1920–1940, courtesy Kern Institute, Leiden, the Netherlands 359. Kubera with money bag instead of a mongoose. Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, 4th–6th century, sandstone. Archaeological Museum, Dd1, Sarnath. Photograph: ASI, 1910–1911, courtesy Kern Institute, Leiden, the Netherlands 360. Kubera with money bag. Saheth-Maheth, Uttar Pradesh, 6th–8th century.
Stupa drum, Greater Gandhara, Pakistan, 1st–4th century, schist. Central Museum, 125, Lahore. Photograph: ASI, 1871–1897, courtesy Kern Institute, Leiden, the Netherlands Story of the Ram that Laughed and Wept. Panel C6 of the ayaka frieze, Nagarjunakonda, Andhra Pradesh, 3rd–4th century, limestone. Site Museum, Nagarjunkonda. Photograph: ASI SC, 1928–1930, courtesy Kern Institute, Leiden, the Netherlands Story of the Leather Garment on a coping stone from Bharhut, Madhya Pradesh, c. , sandstone.
Kamphorst 267. An elephant and its rider coming back from war. Architrave of the gateway to the Great Stupa, Sanchi, c. , sandstone. Photograph: courtesy Patrik M. Loeff 268. Panel with Mahabharata episodes on the northern wall of the main hall of the Kailashanatha temple or Cave 16, Ellora, Maharashtra, 8th–9th century, basalt. Photograph: courtesy Ken S. Wilson 269. Two temple plinths with series of war elephants, Karnataka. Above: Santinatha basti, Kadambahalli, 11th–mid 14th century. Below: Hoysaleshvara temple, Halebid, mid-12th century, soapstone.
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