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Thousands of years of trade and invasion brought Buddhist monks into contact with merchants and nomadic peoples in Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. This short video, produced in conjunction with the exhibition Buddhism along the Silk Road: 5th–8th Century, shows how these interactions occurred.
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Octagonal Dish with Flowering Plum and Birds
Box with Pommel Scroll Design
Box with "Pommel Scroll" Design
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The drama unfolding on this tray—soldiers approaching a group of drinking men-undoubtedly illustrates a literary work. The scene is further embellished with a deer, a pine, and a crane—all auspicious symbols connoting emoluments and longevity.
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