Category: Decorative Techniques


Item Focus: Illuminated Manuscripts & Vellum Pages

The world manuscript derives from the Latin, manu scriptus, meaning handwritten. Before the invention of printing all books were written by hand. This was a time-consuming and labour-intensive process, and could take months or years. The use of paper as a medium started to become widespread in Europe from the late Middle Ages. Before the  … Read more

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A New Kouros: The Influence of Greek Art on Gandharan Statues

The Gandhara art refers to the artistic production, mainly represented by reliefs in stone or clay, documented in the Northwest of the Indian subcontinent, northern Pakistan, and in Afghanistan, starting from the Ist Century BC till the 4th -5th Century AD. This production is characterized by being almost exclusively related to the Buddhist religion: Gandhara  … Read more

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  Category: Decorative Techniques, Gandhara, India & Bactria, Imagery & Symbolism
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