CDR-1322: SR Set: Marco Polo and the Silk Road

Along the Silk Road linking the cultures of Asia with those of Europe, goods and raw materials--as well as knowledge, techniques, religions and cultural traditions--traveled east and west. Buddhism spread via the trade routes from India to China. Early representations of Buddha from Gandahara were influenced by Hellenistic elements from the west. Cobalt blue first decorated ceramics in Iraq in the 10th century, later emerging as a Ming jar, then traveling westward to become blue and white Delftware. Tying the east and west together along the ancient trade routes through desert and mountains were nomadic peoples, traveling commercial merchants on their camels, spreading cultural wealth over centuries of exchange. Marco Polo was the first Westerner to write about his travels along the Silk Road to China, inspiring other travelers and influencing European map-making. (Revised Oct/2014)



XTD-069853
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Title: Catalan Atlas: detail showing family of Marco Polo (1254-1324) travelling by camel caravan
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Dva-1416
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Title: Tomb figure of a Bactrian Camel
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Bal-58974
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Title: They are Triumphant
Creator(s): Vasily Vereshchagin
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-69027
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Title: Map of Central Asia
Creator(s): John Arrowsmith
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Ver-01452
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Title: Agzikarahan. Fortified Caravanserai on East/West Trade Route
Description: Portal, north curtain wall. Projecting bay with recessed, muqana double portal.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-01460
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Title: Agzikarahan. Fortified Caravanserai on East/West Trade Route
Description: Hall. Used for lodging, storage, stabling. Detail, portal, onto courtyard west. Richly carved, geometric and rosette designs.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-01461
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Title: Agzikarahan. Fortified Caravanserai on East/West Trade Route
Description: Hall. Multi-aisled and domed. Interior view, center aisle flanked by double side aisles.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-01464
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Title: Agzikarahan. Fortified Caravanserai on East/West Trade Route
Description: Courtyard wall, north side. Rooms within the wall.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-01465
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Title: Agzikarahan. Fortified Caravanserai on East/West Trade Route
Description: Courtyard south-east corner. High open arcade.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-01456
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Title: Agzikarahan. Fortified Caravanserai on East/West Trade Route
Description: Mosque (masjid). Square pavilion, raised on arched base. View west elevation with external, double staircase.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-01457
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Title: Agzikarahan. Fortified Caravanserai on East/West Trade Route
Description: Mosque. West elevation. Detail, underside of staircase, muqana detailing.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-01462
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Title: Agzikarahan. Fortified Caravanserai on East/West Trade Route
Description: Hall. Double side aisles.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Bal-68645
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Title: Hazreti Shakh-i-Zindeh Mausoleum in Samarkand
Creator(s): Nikolai Stepanovich Vereshchagin
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-203351
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Title: Transporting ceramics
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Met-1320
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Title: Bowl with wheel-cut facets
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2410
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Title: Carpet
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Kcc-0032
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Title: Camel Driver
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Bal-65244
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Title: Head of a statue of Buddha
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-169323
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Title: Ms c-23 f.12a A Caravan Stop, from 'Maqamat' (Meetings) by Al-Hariri (1054-1121)
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-58885
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Title: Constantinople
Creator(s): David Roberts
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-071597
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Title: The Caravan
Creator(s): Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-69137
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Title: Ms Ar 3929 f.69 Abou Zayd meets some merchants mounting their camels
Creator(s): Hariri
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Kcc-1050
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Title: Bactrian Camel
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Bal-66870
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Title: A convoy of Mongols
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Jac-0004
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Title: Ivory Plaque with Two Yakshi, from the Treasure of Begram
Description: Total
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
BAL-038966
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Title: Ms Fr 2810 f.14v Marco Polo with elephants and camels arriving at Hormuz on Gulf of Persia from India
Creator(s): Boucicaut Master
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Dva-6048
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Title: Camel and Attendant
Creator(s): Shaykh Muhammad
Vendor: Davis Art Images
XMB-039319
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Title: Caravanserai in Trebizond
Creator(s): Fabius Brest
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-68663
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Title: Mongolian nomad taking his horse to water
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-178927
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Title: Flying genie or Apsaras, from Dunhuang, Gansu Province
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-157742
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Title: Buddhist banner depicting Dizang and the Six Roads to Rebirth
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-208632
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Title: Funerary statuettes of a laden camel and a barbarian caravanner
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bos-40720
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Title: Court ladies preparing newly woven silk
Creator(s): Emperor Huizong
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Met-4581
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Title: Coin of Kanishka
Description: obverse
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dva-4081
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Title: Bust of a Bodhisattva
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Met-2440
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Title: Standing Bodhisattva, probably Maitryeya (Buddha of the Future)
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bal-63207
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Title: Still Life with Chinese Sugar Jar, Glass Goblet and Fruit
Creator(s): Willem Kalf
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-65823
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Title: Dish decorated with a scene of Prince Varahran out hunting, Sassanid dynasty (226-651)
Creator(s): Persian School
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Lac-0032
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Title: Devata Seated in Repose
Description: Total from front
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kir-44834
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Title: Koza Han
Description: View of Han from street level.
Vendor: Inter-American Institute/Dr. James Bartholomay Kiracofe