Saturday, March 25, 2023

Gandhāran Art in Its Buddhist Context: Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop of the Gandhāra Connections Project, University of Oxford, 21st-23rd March, 2022

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Gandhāran Art in its Buddhist Context is the fifth set of papers from the workshops of the Classical Art Research Centre’s Gandhāra Connections project. These selected studies revolve around perhaps the most fundamental topic of all for understanding Gandhāran art: its religious contexts and meanings within ancient Buddhism.

Addressing the responses of patrons and worshippers at the monasteries and shrines of Gandhāra, these papers seek to understand more about why Gandhāran art was made and what its iconographical repertoire meant to ancient viewers. The contributions from an array of international experts consider dedicatory practices in monasteries, the representation of Buddhas, and the lessons to be learned from some of the latest excavations and survey work in the region.

H 203 x W 276 mm

96 pages

84 figures, 1 map (colour throughout)

Published Mar 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803274737

Digital: 9781803274744

DOI 10.32028/9781803274737


Preface – Wannaporn Rienjang and Peter Stewart [DOI: 10.32028/9781803274737-01] ;

Selling space at the monastery and making economic sense of the ‘intrusive’ at monastic sites in Gandhāra – Gregory Schopen [DOI: 10.32028/9781803274737-02] ;

Does iconography really matter? Iconographical specification of Buddha images in pre-esoteric Buddhist art – Juhyung Rhi [DOI: 10.32028/9781803274737-03] ;

Solving the riddle of the ‘Muhammad Nari Stele’: a new look – Dessislava Vendova [DOI: 10.32028/9781803274737-04] ;

Early Gandhāran art: artists and working processes at Saidu Sharif I – Luca M. Olivieri [DOI: 10.32028/9781803274737-05] ;

Buddhist art of Gandhāra: a catalogue of newly documented sites in Malakand District – Fozia Naz [DOI: 10.32028/9781803274737-06]




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