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Art of China 6b. Buddhist Art under Imperial Patronage

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Questions

Answer ANY TWO of the following questions:

  1. The Buddha is usually represented as having a dual identity–a royal figure and an enlightened being. How is this dual identity signified visually?
  2. What is a Buddhist triad composed of? What about a pentad?
  3. What might be the purpose of including images of the emperor and the empress at a Buddhist cave temple?

Reading Assignment

Required

Recommended

Key Works

Cave 20

Sandstone; main Buddha h. 45″ (13.7 m)

460-465, Northern Wei dynasty

Yungang, Datong, Shanxi Province

Cave 18

Sandstone; main Buddha h. 51′ (15.5 m)

460-470, Northern Wei dynasty

Yungang, Datong, Shanxi Province

Binyang Cave

Limestone; main Buddha h. 21′ (6.45 m)

c. 523, Northern Wei dynasty

Longmen, Luoyang, Henan Province

Empress as Donor

Relief on entrance; 76 x 109″ (193.0 x 276.9 cm)

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

http://search.nelson-atkins.org/collections/iscroll-objectview.cfm?id=8976

 

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