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H 203 x W 276 mm

96 pages

84 figures, 1 map (colour throughout)

Published Mar 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803274737

Digital: 9781803274744

DOI 10.32028/9781803274737

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

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Gandhāran Art in Its Buddhist Context

Papers from the Fifth International Workshop of the Gandhāra Connections Project, University of Oxford, 21st-23rd March, 2022

Edited by Wannaporn Rienjang, Peter Stewart

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This book considers Gandhāran art in relation to its religious contexts and meanings within ancient Buddhism. Addressing the responses of patrons and worshippers at the monasteries and shrines of Gandhāra, papers seek to understand more about why Gandhāran art was made and what its iconographical repertoire meant to ancient viewers.



Preface – Wannaporn Rienjang and Peter Stewart [DOI: 10.32028/9781803274737-01] ;

Selling space at the monastery and making economic sense of the ‘intrusive’ at monastic sites in Gandhāra – Gregory Schopen [DOI: 10.32028/9781803274737-02] ;

Does iconography really matter? Iconographical specification of Buddha images in pre-esoteric Buddhist art – Juhyung Rhi [DOI: 10.32028/9781803274737-03] ;

Solving the riddle of the ‘Muhammad Nari Stele’: a new look – Dessislava Vendova [DOI: 10.32028/9781803274737-04] ;

Early Gandhāran art: artists and working processes at Saidu Sharif I – Luca M. Olivieri [DOI: 10.32028/9781803274737-05] ;

Buddhist art of Gandhāra: a catalogue of newly documented sites in Malakand District – Fozia Naz [DOI: 10.32028/9781803274737-06]

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 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).