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The pastoral tribes on Chinas northern borders played a major role in the cultural development of China during antiquity. By the first millennium B.C., the regions inhabitants were trading in horses, wool, carpets, & fur articles in constant demand by their settled, urban Chinese neighbors. The artistic creations of the two groups reflect centuries of flourishing contact & complex interrelationships. Recently excavated finds are enabling scholars to describe a plausible picture of contact, trade, & intercultural influence. In this book, Chinese & pastoral artifacts are studied & illustrated side by side in light of the most recent archaeological discoveries. Illus.
|Publisher:||University of Washington Press and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution|
|Product dimensions:||8.84(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.78(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|