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After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam$
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Joe Cribb and Georgina Herrmann

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263846

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.001.0001

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Buddhism and Features of the Buddhist Art of Bactria-Tokharistan

Buddhism and Features of the Buddhist Art of Bactria-Tokharistan

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After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam


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This chapter examines Buddhism and the features of the Buddhist art in the Bactria-Tokharistan region of Central Asia. The findings indicate that Buddhism spread to Bactria in the Kushan period because of the support of the Kushan nobility. During the first to third centuries there was a considerable growth of Buddhist art, mainly that of the monumental variety. Most of the work on the decoration of Buddhist monuments at that time was undertaken by professional artists who did not belong to the Buddhist community.

Keywords:   Buddhism, Buddhist art, Bactria-Tokharistan, Central Asia, Kushan nobility, Buddhist monuments

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