2.15 - Buddhas in cave 248(painted clay),6 th c. dunhuang...

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Later Indian Buddhism:creation of an image of the Buddha Kushan period c.50-320 CE; Gupta Period (320-680 CE) Gupta International style of Buddhist sculpture Chinese Buddhism and the state Colossal figures of the Buddha Bamiyan, Afghanistan Yungang, China Colossl Buddha at bamiyan apfghanistan 4-5 th c. H.175’ Fig.5.4 5.5 Dunhuang, China Ahabta, India Great oasis located in western china along the silk road. The caves were made by Buddhist travelers and the merchants to pray for safe passage or to give thanks for a successful journey. Paintings within the caves are well preserved because of the dry climate. Style is a mixture of Indian, central Asian, and Chinese styles.
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Unformatted text preview: Buddhas in cave 248(painted clay),6 th c. dunhuang colorplate 7 Paradise of amida, cave 217 (8 th c.), dunhuang colorplate 8 Northern wei dynasty (386 -55 BCE) This dynasty was founded by non-chinese, the Toba,who lived north of the great wall but had to flee south to escape the Xiongnu(Hunsz) Fig 13.3 (compared to the Buddha from gandhara 2 nd c. CE) Shakyamuni Buddha, 338 CE China, gilded bronze Yungang caves Cave 20 colossal Buddha H. 45 feet N. Wei 460-465 CE Bamiyan, Afghanistan Fig.5.5 Yungang, China Fig.13.4 Figs. 5.4 5.5 13.4 colorplates 7&8 Courseweb: bamiyan Buddha yungang Buddha yungang grotto...
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