Silk Road

Cave Temples of Dunhuang – Buddhist Art at The Getty Center

Cave Temples of Dunhuang – Buddhist Art at The Getty Center

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An exhibition of paintings, sculptures and objects from The Mogao Caves starting May 7 at the Getty Center, reveals life along the Silk Road 4 – 14th centuries

Carpet Beauvais Manufactory (founded 1664) French, unkown weaver, wool and silk c1690 - 1720

Carpets East to West – Woven Comfort from Moors to Morris

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Carpets underfoot include urban tribal & village woven rugs all with extensive historical ethic & cultural traditions relating to their design manufacture & use

Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from Kabul at Art Gallery NSW

Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from Kabul at Art Gallery NSW

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Rare and sense-stunningly rich objects telling stories of courage and survival will be highlight of a show, March 7 to June 15 2014, at the Art Gallery of NSW

A Silk Road Saga: Sarcophagus of Yu Hong – Art Gallery NSW

A Silk Road Saga: Sarcophagus of Yu Hong – Art Gallery NSW

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Unearthing Yu Hong’s sarchophagus in Shanxi province has kept archaeologists busy proving the cross-cultural influences of Silk Road trade on both east and west

Castiglione Detail Yellow Horse

Giuseppe Castiglione – Painter @ Court of 3 Chinese Emperors

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Painter and Jesuit Priest Giuseppe Castiglione arrived in China in 1715 and passed his life at the Court of Emperors K’ang-hsi, Yung-cheng and Ch’ien-lung

At the Beginnings of Art – Precious Cargoes from Cathay

At the Beginnings of Art – Precious Cargoes from Cathay

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Italian adventurer, Marco Polo, perpetuated the western predilection for exotic goods in the European mind from early in the thirteenth century. He related fascinating stories about visiting a far off luxurious land called Cathay.