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By Lilla Russell-Smith

This quantity is set the long-neglected, yet decisive effect of Uygur buyers on Dunhuang paintings within the 10th and 11th centuries. via an insightful creation to the hitherto little-known early background and artwork of the Uygurs, the writer explains the social and political forces that formed the style of Uygur consumers. The cultural and political results of Sino-Uygur political marriages are tested within the higher context of the position of high-ranking girls in medieval paintings patronage.

cautious research of the iconography, method and magnificence sheds new mild on very important work within the number of the British Museum in London, and the Musée nationwide des Arts asiatiques-Guimet, in Paris, and during comparative research the significance of neighborhood artwork centres in medieval China and significant Asia is explored. Richly illustrated with line drawings, in addition to color and black-and-white plates.

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