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Art of China 6a. Rise of Buddhist Art

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Questions

Answer ANY TWO of the following questions:

  1. What is a Buddhist cave temple or grotto?
  2. What purpose does the mural painting of the Five Hundred Robbers in Mogao Cave 285 serve? What is your evidence?
  3. What purpose does the mural painting of the Hungry Tigress in Mogao Cave 428 serve? What is your evidence?

Reading Assignment

Required

  • Thorp, pp. 160, 169-171

Recommended

Key Works

Cave 285 (square cave)

538/539, Western Wei dynasty

Mogao, Dunhuang, Gansu Province

Five Hundred Robbers

Story of the Five Hundred Robbers (535–557 CE), Mogao Cave 285, Dunhuang, China
Mural painting, south wall

Cave 428 (stupa-pillar cave)

c. 550-575, Northern Zhou dynasty

Mogao, Dunghuang, Gansu Province

Hungry Tigress

Mural painting, eastwall

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