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H 245 x W 174 mm

94 pages

60 figures (colour throughout)

Published Dec 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803276946

Digital: 9781803276953

DOI 10.32028/9781803276946

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Gandharan Art and the Classical World: A Short Introduction

By Peter Stewart

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This book offers an introduction to Gandharan art and the mystery of its relationship with the Graeco-Roman world of the Mediterranean. It presents an accessible explanation of the ancient and modern contexts of Gandharan art, the state of scholarship on the subject, and guidance for further, in-depth study.





Chapter 1. What is Gandharan Art?

Chapter 2. Greece, Rome and Gandhara

Chapter 3. Gandharan Art Today


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About the Author

Peter Stewart is Director of the Classical Art Research Centre and Professor of Ancient Art at the University of Oxford. A specialist in Roman sculpture, he has devoted much of his research to the spread of the classical artistic tradition in and beyond the provinces of the Roman Empire. His publications include Statues in Roman Society: Representation and Response (2003), The Social History of Roman Art (2008) and, together with Wannaporn Rienjang, the edited volumes of the Gandhara Connections project.