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- DescriptionThis research mograph investigates the aspects of a large Tang dynasty (618-907) porcelaneous mortuary figure of an ethnic Sogdian that belongs to a small, cohesive group of Chinese ceramic figures depicting foreign wine merchants. As key merchants on the famous Silk Road, the Sogdians, an Eastern Iranian people, played a significant role in China's exposure to Western cultures. The interaction among the Chinese, the Sogdians, and the Turkic Eurasian mads left an indelible mark on Tang China as well. Various decorative motifs on the present figure and its analogous examples are traced both chrologically and geographically to their origins. Most of these motifs can be found in the West and most can also be associated with Buddhism, which came to China by way of Central Asia.
- Author BiographySuzanne G. Valenstein is currently a research scholar at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA. She is retired from the Metropolitan's department of Asian art, where she was curator of Chinese ceramics for thirty-five years.
- Author(s)Suzanne G. Valenstein
- PublisherBridge21 Publications, LLC
- Date of Publication30/03/2015
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Place of PublicationLos Angeles
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBridge21 Publications, LLC
- Weight376 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine8 mm
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