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Buddhist paintings of Tun-Huang in the National Museum, New Delhi /

Buddhist paintings of Tun-Huang in the National Museum, New Delhi /
DK Number:DK-218210
ISBN: 9788192091235
Title: Buddhist paintings of Tun-Huang in the National Museum, New Delhi /
Author: Lokesh Chandra and Nirmala Sharma.
Imprint: New Delhi : Niyogi Books,
Physical Desc.: 280 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 33 cm.
Year: 2012
Price: USD 69.60
Subject Strings: Painting, Chinese.
  Buddhist painting.
  Painting--India--Delhi.
  Idols and images.
  Dunhuang Caves (China)
  Stein, Aurel, Sir, 1862-1943--Art collections.
  National Museum of India
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Title Contents
Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
PERFACE7
TUN-HUANG OVER THE CENTURIES
Terror of the terrain and quest of the beyond13
The deep sands and imperial dreams13
Emperor Mu (r. 1001-945 BC),
Emperor Ch'ien Shih-huang-ti (r. 221-208 BC),
Emperor Wu (r. 140-87 BC), Chang Ch'ien, Hsiung-nu defeated in 119 BC, Four Commanderies in 111 BC
Permanent Chinese Settlement in the Kansu Corridor15
Yueh-Chih introduced Buddhist Sutras16
Yueh-Chih Dharmaraksa (AD 230-308, active in 268-308)
as the first great translator17
The Sutra Route19
Khotan as a source of jade and sutras19
Tun-huang in a Niya document of AD 26920
TUN- HUANG: GALAXY OF DIVINE IMAGES
Yueh-ts'us's disciple excavates the first cave in Ad 36621
Avatamsaka and Tun-huang22
Radiant memories in folk legends22
Five-colour Maiden23
Drops of amrta tipped off by Avalokitesvara in the river near Tun- huang24
First period of the caves (AD 397-581)24
Early Caves25
Northern Wei (AD 439-534)25
Sung-yun of Tun-huang26
Western Wei (AD 535-556)26
Second period of the Caves (AD 581-907)28
Sui Dynasty (AD 581-618)29
Early T'ang (ADD 618-704)31
The Northern and Southern Colossi33
Tun-huang as a strategic centre (AD 705-780)34
Flourishing T'ang (AD 705-780)34
Middle T'ang when Tibetans rule Tun- huang from AD 781 to 84735
Late T'ang (AD 848-907)38
Third period of the caves (AD 907-1368)39
Tun- huang as the diaspora of Khotan after its Islamisation40
Tiger Monk42
Jade beauties to flying devis45
Thousand Buddhas48
TUN-HUANG PAINTINGS IN THE NATIONAL MUSEUM
Lord Buddha (ill. 1-10)51
Famous Buddhist images (ill. 11)62
Amitabha: Buddha of Infinite Light (ill. 12-21)82
Bhaisajyaguru: the Buddha of Healing (ill. 22)99
Maitreya Bodhisattva (ill. 23)106
Avalokitesvara: the Supernal Compassion (ill. 24-35)108
Eleven-Headed Avalokitesvara (ill. 37-44)126
Thousand- armed Avalokitesvara: Kinesis of the Measureless (ill. 45-51)138
Sun-Moon Analokitesvara (ill. 52-55)161
Tiger Monk168
Manjusl (ill.57-59)170
Ksitigarbha (ill. 60-63)174
Five Transcendental Bodhisattvas (ill. 64-68)182
Votive Bodhisattvas (ill. 69-130)190
The Four Lokapalas (ill.131-140)242
Vajrapani Dharmapala (ill. 141-142)256
Seven Treasures of the State (ill. 143)258
LITERATURE CITED259
CHRONOLOGICAL FOOTHOLDS264
CHINESE DYNASTIES267
CONCORDANCE OF CH., STEIN, NATIONAL MUSEUM AND BOOK NUMBERS268
INDEX275
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