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Gandhara 9783805339162


Das buddhistische Erbe Pakistans. Legenden, Klöster und Paradiese

ISBN-10: 380533916X
ISBN-13: 9783805339162
PUBLISHER: Philipp von Zabern Verlag, GmbH
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Product Description: English summary: Some of the earliest depictions of the Buddha in the world come from Gandhara. The catalogue shows more than 300 unique objects ranging from the 1st to the 6th centuries AD. In March 2001, when the Taliban destroyed the largest rock-hewn Buddha statues in the world in Bamiyan, an almost forgotten civilisation suddenly grabbed the world's attention: the Gandhara civilisation in the melting pot area of the Hindu Kush. Here, the legacy of the artists and craftsmen that Alexander the Great had brought with him to the Hindu Kush engendered the creation of the first depictions of the Buddha, long before any existed in India. 350 unique objects, among them masterworks of stone sculpture, intricate reliefs, and magnificent golden jewellery, cover a wide range, from the Greek civilisation in Central Asia to today's Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan- The Realm of Gandhara. German description: Die Buddha-Darstellungen aus Gandhara gehoren zu den fruehesten der Welt. Der Katalog zeigt ueber 300 einzigartige Objekte vom 1. bis 6. Jahrhundert.Als die Taliban im Marz 2001 in Bamiyan die in den Fels gehauenen grossten Buddha-Statuen der Welt sprengten, erregte eine fast vergessene Kultur die Aufmerksamkeit der Welt: die Gandhara-Kultur im Schmelztiegel des Hindukusch. Aus dem Erbe der Kuenstler und Handwerker, die mit Alexander dem Grossen an den Hindukusch kamen, entstanden hier die ersten Buddha-Darstellungen, lange bevor es solche in Indien gab. 350 einzigartige Objekte, darunter meisterliche Steinskulpturen, filigrane Reliefs und prachtvoller Goldschmuck, spannen einen weiten Bogen - von der griechischen Kultur in Zentralasien bis ins heutige Pakistan und ostliche Afghanisstan: das Reich Gandhara.

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PAGES: 384
CATEGORY: Art, History, Social Science

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