Art Talk Live: Reframing the Tianlongshan Cave Temple Fragments

Date: 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums—Online

In 1943, the museum was gifted 25 stone fragments from the Tianlongshan cave temples in China’s northern Shanxi province. Beginning in the late 1920s, the reliefs and sculptures were removed from the site and published by art dealer Sadajirō Yamanaka, sparking interest among collectors worldwide. This talk will highlight a collaboration with Harvard students that investigates the creation of the works, their meaning in Buddhist medieval China, their sale and journey to their current home, and the ravaged site they left behind. 

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