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.



Dva-1416
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Title: Tomb figure of a Bactrian Camel
Vendor: Davis Art Images
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
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.
Kcc-1050
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Title: Bactrian Camel
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jac-0004
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Title: Ivory Plaque with Two Yakshi, from the Treasure of Begram
Description: Total
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Dva-6048
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Title: Camel and Attendant
Creator(s): Shaykh Muhammad
Vendor: Davis Art Images
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
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
Kir-44829
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Title: Koza Han
Description: View of arcade, seen over patio from upper level.
Vendor: Inter-American Institute/Dr. James Bartholomay Kiracofe
Kir-44830
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Title: Koza Han
Description: View of interior patio of Han.
Vendor: Inter-American Institute/Dr. James Bartholomay Kiracofe
Met-1109
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Title: Camel
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dva-14902
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Title: Bactrian Camel
Creator(s): Unknown. Tang Dynasty
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Met-06641
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Title: Jar
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-4137
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Title: Tapestry Panel
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Kiv-0001
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Title: Saint-Josse shroud
Description: Overall view of larger of 2 fragments
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kiv-0002
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Title: Saint-Josse shroud
Description: det: left edge
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Dva-6626
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Title: Portion of a tomb cover goat(?) motif
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-9874
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Title: Mudejar-type textile lions framed by giant leaves
Description: Detail
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Met-2483
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Title: Kashan Type Carpet; Animal Design
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-06787
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Title: Belt Plaque with Mythological Creature; Horse plaque
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jcc-0005
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Title: Head of a Horse
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-05741
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Title: Plaque with a Winged Horse; One of a pair of belt buckles
Description: Front
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05742
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Title: Plaque with a Winged Horse; One of a pair of belt buckles
Description: Front
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bos-35844
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Title: Lute (biwa)
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Met-08290
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Title: Pheonix-Headed Ewer
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mhf-0660
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Title: Still Life with Chinese Bowl
Creator(s): Willem Kalf
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mhf-0661
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Title: Still Life with Chinese Bowl
Creator(s): Willem Kalf
Description: principal detail
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.