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H 276 x W 203 mm
Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (56 colour plates)
Published Mar 2018
Gandhāra; Pakistan; South Asia; Art; Chronology
Edited by Wannaporn Rienjang, Peter Stewart
‘Problems of Chronology in Gandhāran Art’ is the first publication of the Gandhāra Connections project at the University of Oxford’s Classical Art Research Centre. It presents the proceedings of the first of three international workshops on fundamental questions in the study of Gandhāran art, held at Oxford in March 2017.
Introduction – by Wannaporn Rienjang and Peter Stewart; Numismatic evidence and the date of Kaniṣka I – by Joe Cribb; Positioning Gandhāran Buddhas in chronology: significant coordinates and anomalies – by Juhyung Rhi; A framework for Gandhāran chronology based on relic inscriptions – by Stefan Baums; On Gandhāran sculptural production from Swat: recent archaeological and chronological data – by Luca Maria Olivieri and Anna Filigenzi; The chronology of stūpa relic practice in Afghanistan and Dharmarājikā, Pakistan, and its implication for the rise in popularity of image cult – by Wannaporn Rienjang; Buddhist art’s late bloomer: the genius and influence of Gandhāra – by Monika Zin; On the relationship between Gandhāran toilet-trays and the early Buddhist art of northern India – by Ciro Lo Muzio; Is it appropriate to ask a celestial lady’s age? – by Robert Bracey; Architectural evidence for the Gandhāran tradition after the third century – by Kurt Behrendt