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H 203 x W 276 mm

230 pages

190 figures, 3 tables (colour throughout)

Published Mar 2022

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803272337

Digital: 9781803272344

DOI 10.32028/9781803272337

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Gandhāra; Buddhist; Art; Sculpture; Classical; South Asia; Mediterranean

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The Rediscovery and Reception of Gandhāran Art

Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop of the Gandhāra Connections Project, University of Oxford, 24th-26th March, 2021

Edited by Wannaporn Rienjang, Peter Stewart

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From the archaeologists and smugglers of the Raj to the museums of post-partition Pakistan and India, from coin-forgers and contraband to modern Buddhism and contemporary art, this fourth volume of the Gandhāra Connections project presents the most recent research on the factors that mediate our encounter with Gandhāran art.



Preface – Wannaporn Rienjang and Peter Stewart [DOI: 10.32028/9781803272337-1] ;

Part 1 Archaeology and Collecting History ;
Reconstructing Jamālgarhī and Appendix B: the archaeological record 1848-1923 – Elizabeth Errington [DOI: 10.32028/9781803272337-2] ;
Gandhāran stucco sculptures from Sultan Khel (former Khyber Agency) in the collection of Peshawar Museum: a study in three parts – Zarawar Khan, Fawad Khan, and Ghayyur Shahab [DOI: 10.32028/9781803272337-3] ;
A unique collection of confiscated material of Gandhāra (Pakistan) – Muhammad Ashraf Khan and Tahir Saeed [DOI: 10.32028/9781803272337-4] ;

Part 2 Receptions ;
Gandhāran imagery as remembered by Buddhist communities across Asia – Kurt A. Behrendt [DOI: 10.32028/9781803272337-5] ;
Archaeology of Buddhism in post-partition Punjab: the disputed legacy of Gandhāra – Himanshu Prabha Ray [DOI: 10.32028/9781803272337-6] ;
From colonial Greece to postcolonial Rome? Re-orienting ancient Pakistan in museum guides in the 1950s and 1960s – Andrew Amstutz [DOI: 10.32028/9781803272337-7] ;
Stories of Gandhāra: antiquity, art and idol – Shaila Bhatti [DOI: 10.32028/9781803272337-8] ;
The art of deception: perspectives on the problem of fakery in Gandhāran numismatics – Shailendra Bhandare [DOI: 10.32028/9781803272337-9] ;
Gandhāra in the news: rediscovering Gandhāra in The Times and other media – Helen Wang [DOI: 10.32028/9781803272337-10]

About the Author

Wannaporn Rienjang is Lecturer in Archaeology, Museum and Heritage Studies at the Faculty of Sociology and Anthropology, Thammasat University and a project consultant for the Gandhāra Connections project at the Classical Art Research Centre, Oxford. She completed her doctoral degree in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge in 2017, and has been involved in research projects focusing on the art and archaeology of Greater Gandhāra, Indian Ocean Trade and ancient working technologies of stone beads and vessels. ;

Peter Stewart is Director of the Classical Art Research Centre and Professor of Ancient Art at the University of Oxford. He has worked widely in the fields of Graeco-Roman sculpture and ancient world art. His publications include Statues in Roman Society: Representation and Response (2003), The Social History of Roman Art (2008), and A Catalogue of the Sculpture Collection at Wilton House (2020).