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Archives of Asian Art (2020) 70 (1): 23–49.
Published: 01 April 2020
... on the reverse side of the stele. These images were followed by a partial transcription of the text, with legible words written in their modern print equivalents, with square markers (口) to denote completely illegible characters, and with the word que 缺 (“lacking”) inserted for larger sections of missing text...
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Archives of Asian Art (2012) 62 (1): 99–100.
Published: 01 April 2012
... the sculpture legible. Would a veterans developed and staged a series of performances formulaic understanding of iconography even have been inspired by their experiences with the works in the important, or was the sculpture’s efficacy the most im- exhibition. By working with communities that are not portant...
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Archives of Asian Art (2009) 59 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 April 2009
... of the Kadwaha Mihra¯ b Majah (d. 886), is similarly appropriate to its mosque ¯ ¯ ˙ context. The legible extant portion, on the left side of The Kadwa¯ha¯ mosque’s mihra¯ b also suggests that the the mihra¯ b, is part...
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Archives of Asian Art (2012) 62 (1): 100–102.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Catherine Becker Copyright © Asia Society 2012 100 ARCHIVES OF ASIAN ART capable of relaying this information—that it was specific workshops in which former prisoners and homeless locality that rendered the sculpture legible. Would a veterans developed and staged a series...
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Archives of Asian Art (2007) 57 (1): 51–94.
Published: 01 April 2007
... seated in ra¯jalı¯la¯ - that invokes a particular power, such as the power to sana. Among the six sets, Shimen Shan Cave 6 is the protect, to remove evil obstructions, to cure illnesses, to best preserved and the only one with legible inscriptions grant worldly success, to ensure rebirth in a Buddhist...
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Archives of Asian Art (2006) 56 (1): 11–30.
Published: 01 April 2006
... inscription incised on the cliff face been visible from any temple buildings that stood nearby. to the left of the entrance is still mostly legible. A group The caves do not contain any Buddhist sculpture, nor are of figures is roughly outlined on the rear wall of the they high enough for a visitor...
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Archives of Asian Art (2013) 63 (1): 59–86.
Published: 01 April 2013
... monk wearing the Geluk-style yellow hat (Figs. meditation chamber Changsem Sherab Zangpo actually 23, 24). Based on a number of legible inscriptions under- used, this very cramped chamber is fused to the vertical neath the mural’s portraits, including ones naming the cliff wall, just to the right...
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Archives of Asian Art (2022) 72 (2): 276–280.
Published: 01 October 2022
... guide to grotto numbers appeared in Chinese in 2005; he consolidated his data in one, legible table. 17 That said, it is valuable to have detailed versions of the numbering system available in English. One wonders about the organization of the photos themselves. They are arranged according...
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Archives of Asian Art (2022) 72 (2): 255–272.
Published: 01 October 2022
... would be legible within formal styles and Buddhist themes. 9 One of the most revealing and important passages in the book comes after Wang examines a number of transitional mandala - like compositions and schematic drawings that appear to function variously as cues or instructions for either...
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Archives of Asian Art (2009) 59 (1): 57–80.
Published: 01 April 2009
... of the prayer hall, speaking zones—several words in the inscription are u- two pillars in from the north wall (Fig. 10).28 Facing ending ‘‘Kannadizations’’ of Mara¯thı¯ a- or consonant- the courtyard, both receive enough light to be clearly ending nouns.˙ The inscription may˙ be translated as legible...
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Archives of Asian Art (2021) 71 (2): 131–170.
Published: 01 October 2021
... to associate with specific caves. Most notable are two paired caves with Northern Wei inscriptions that still remained in the twelfth century. One pair is the Huguo temple 護國寺 that had a large, partially preserved stele whose date was no longer legible by the twelfth century. Su Bai identifies the stele...
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Archives of Asian Art (2017) 67 (2): 143–187.
Published: 01 October 2017
..., used for “invocatory” and “consecratory” purposes, 39 is not readily legible to most Tibetans, and so hardly interferes with the viewing process. Moreover, it is text already abstracted into a formalized—and aesthetically uniform—script used to render a non-Tibetan language (Sanskrit), the grammar...
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Archives of Asian Art (2014) 64 (2): 97–118.
Published: 01 October 2014
... it to be one character, thus tripod seal placed precisely in the middle with an inscrip- the name of an unidentifiable ‘‘Gong Renbo’’ tion that I would read as ‘‘jun zhai the prefectural However, Song did serve at Nanchang, the prefectural study. Zhai is legible; jun is inferred from its classifying city...
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Archives of Asian Art (2020) 70 (1): 51–83.
Published: 01 April 2020
... to Citizen , 110–11 . 59. A vertical four-character seal in the lower right giving probably the name of a studio (Yi shen [?] [?] 益神□□) is only partly legible due to the poor quality of the paste and impression (like the imperial seal). If it is Puyi's seal, it might refer to a place in the Forbidden...
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Archives of Asian Art (2018) 68 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 October 2018
... was an amorphous process; affixing meaning mattered less than juxtaposing multiple possibilities of phenomenal states. 70 Rather than viewing an elegant vessel covered with a smooth surface as a horizon of symbolic legibility, many of Qianlong's poetic verses magnified the indescribable, inscrutable content...
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Archives of Asian Art (2009) 59 (1): 105–133.
Published: 01 April 2009
... is . . . three k (hundred?) sixteen devotees. . . .25 From the legible part of the inscription, we know several important points. First, the stele was made...
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Archives of Asian Art (2007) 57 (1): 23–49.
Published: 01 April 2007
... damaged beyond legibility. These creatures, roam- Ritual chapters in the Wei dynastic history describe ing about in a landscape of small trees and rocky hills, canopied carriages adorned with flying Immortals and and the ceiling constellations are rooted in the Han mythical creatures, and their use...
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Archives of Asian Art (2017) 67 (2): 189–208.
Published: 01 October 2017
...-shaped pendant with a dark brown ground. It consists of the words “ Allāhu aḥsan al-khāliqīn ” (God is the best of creators) repeated twice in legible form and twice in reflection. 38 Like two intertwined links of a chain, the entirety of the pendant appears knotted on a macro level, and has smaller...
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Archives of Asian Art (2013) 63 (1): 87–102.
Published: 01 April 2013
... conditions, connoisseur by both Chinese and non-Chinese clients.27 and trade networking, under the umbrella of profes- Dealers with lesser means made sure to suggest multi- sionalization. Membership advertisements asserted that lingual legibility through carefully chosen stamps and 90 ARCHIVES...
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Archives of Asian Art (2021) 71 (2): 243–268.
Published: 01 October 2021
... the lines are positioned in a very visible space, at eye level, and hence are highly legible, so presumably a literate monk or person could have read these passages to illiterate visitors. But was reading necessary? Perhaps not, for as we have seen above, the paintings themselves also enact much...
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