The Silk Roads, 300 BCE to 1700 CE: Connecting the World for Two Millennia

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Funerary Sculpture of a Bactrian Camel
China, 700-800, molded earthenware.
 
 
The Lankavatara Sutra
From Cave 17 of Mogao Caves of Dunhuang, c. 8th cent., paper and ink.
 
 
Map of the Silk Road
From F. von Richthofen (1877), China: Ergebnisse eigener Reisen und darauf gegr√ľndeter Studien.
 
 
Bodhisattva Holding a Lotus Flower
By James C. Lo Workshop, 1958-63, ink and color on paper.
 
 
Modern reproduction of Central Asian textiles
Silk, Japan, c. 19th cent.
 
 
Xuanzang and Monkey King
Pages from the True Meaning of the Journey to the West.
 
 
Wall Painting Fragments of the Thousand Buddhas
Khotan (Dandan-Uiliq), 618-800, paint on gesso over straw-filled clay.
 
 
Wall Painting Fragment from Cave 224
Kizil Caves, Kucha, c. 5th-6th cent.
 
 
Parable of the Illusory City
By James C. Lo Workshop, 1958-63, ink and color on paper.
 
 
Horse and Groom
Earthenware from China, 7th-10th cent.
 
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