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Further Evidence for the Interpretation of the ‘Indian Scene’ in the Pre-Islamic Paintings at Afrasiab (Samarkand)
The Sogdian paintings at Afrasiab were discovered accidentally more than forty years ago during road construction near Samarkand. However, only in 1975 was the first book concerning them publishedExpand
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ICONOGRAPHICAL NOTES ON SOME RECENT STUDIES ON SASANIAN RELIGIOUS ART : (with an additional note on an Ilkhanid monument, by RUDY FAVARO)
In the sphere of scientific research concerning especially a PRIN investigation in Central Asia during my sabbatical leave 2004/2005, I had the occasion to promote an unofficial mission comprisingExpand
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The Representation of Non-Buddhist Deities in Khotanese Paintings and Some Related Problems
Some deities that do not present Indian peculiarities can be observed very often in Khotanese paintings in Buddhist temples or on votive wooden tablets. They present unique features that render anyExpand
Heroes Fighting Snake Demons : Problems of Identification in Panjikent Paintings
91 The Silk Road 16 (2018): 91–99 Copyright © 2018 Matteo Compareti Copyright © 2018 The Silkroad Foundation S its discovery in the 1950s, the so-called “Blue Hall” at Panjikent has been considered aExpand
Two Seal Impressions from Kāfer Qalʿa (Samarkand) and the Representations of Iranian Divinities
AbstractAmong the seal impressions found at the late Sogdian/early Islamic site of Kāfer Qalʿa, a few kilometers south of Samarkand, certain ones deserve special attention due to the divinities whichExpand
Flying over Boundaries Auspicious Birds in Sino-Sogdian Funerary Art
The focus is on the representation of auspicious birds in Sino-Sogdian funerary monuments. These birds can be portrayed with a halo behind the head and ribbons attached to their neck. SpecialExpand
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A reading of the royal hunt at Afrasyab based on Chinese sources
L’article s’interesse aux scenes de chasses imperiales chinoises representees parmi les peintures murales d’Afrasiab. Assez enigmatiques au regard des sources contemporaines, ces scenes trouvent leurExpand
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Ancient irAniAn DecorAtive textiles: new eviDence from ArchAeologicAl investigAtions AnD PrivAte collections
The object of this study consists of two textile fragments, which are in a private collection and have a main decoration of pearl roundels containing respectively one single or two compositeExpand
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