The Crossroads of Asia: Transformation in Image and Symbol in the Art of Ancient Afghanistan and Pakistan
Elizabeth Errington, Joe Cribb, Maggie Claringbull, Fitzwilliam Museum
Ancient India and Iran Trust, 1992 - Art - 306 pages
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THE CROSSROADS OF ASIA
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Afghanistan Alexander alloy analyses ancient appears Asia associated attached attributed Bactria base body British Museum bronze Buddha Buddhist casket cast central century AD century BC classical coins collection colour comparable copper decorated depicted deposits designs diadem dress early East eastern edge elements evidence examples exhibition face field figure front Gandhara glass goddess gold Greek hair halo hand head Height holding identified important Indian indicate inscribed inscription issued Kanishka king Kushan later lead lines major marked material metal objects obverse original Pakistan Parthian perhaps period piece present probably produced region relief remains represent reverse Roman royal Sasanian sculptures seated seems seen separate shoulder showing shown side silver similar sources standing stone stupa style suggests symbol Taxila upper usually wearing zinc