St. Petersburg: Herm, 2021. Pb. These articles are based on talks given by Hermitage curators and researchers during Hermitage Readings dedicated to Vladimir Lukonin's field of research — Asian art and culture. Many of the works from the Hermitage collections are published for the first time. 497 p., approx. 250 b/w and color illus., Rus. with title page, table of contents, and summaries of each article in ENGLISH. Item #4116
Run: 300.Selected chapter titles: Persian gold; Sogdian and Bactrian wall inscriptions from Arasiab; Sanskrit inscriptions and ceiling painting from Turfan Oasis; Silk ornamented frames of the Khara Khoto Buddhist pictures; Relief featuring Saptamatrikas accompanied by Shiva and Ganesha in the Hermitage; Attribution and dating of a Chinese porcelain sculpture in the Qingbai technique; Kublai Khan's saddle: steppe tradition of the Yuan aristocracy; 17th-century Indian gilded copper tray decorated with enamel; Two medallions portraying Europeans: an insight into the history of contacts between Japan and Europe; Festive processions in Kyoto depicted in a Japanese scroll; Japanese fan depicting a a bay in the Hermitage collection; New acquisitions of Japanese art at the Hermitage Asian Department; Japanese porcelain decorated with cloisonné in the Hermitage; Buryat painting by twentieth-century Buryat artist Osor Budaev in the Hermitage collection; Traditional Chinese Guohua painting in the Hermitage collection; Cult of the monkey in the art of Central Asia.