05 août 2018

Two fragments of murals on clay mixed with straw, Central Asia, Kizil near Kuqa; 6th-7th century

Two fragments of murals on clay mixed with straw, Central Asia, Kizil near Kuqa; 6th-7th century. H: 15; W: 13.1 cm (44/1979); H: 12; W; 11.5 cm (45/1979), Inv. no. 44/1979 & 45/1979 © The David Collection. These two fragments come from the largest mountain cave in Kizil that German archeologists excavated on the Silk Road in the years preceding the First World War.   The heads resemble those of a Sasanian king and a Buddha, and stylistically, there is in fact a great variety of sources for art in the... [Lire la suite]
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