CDR-1322: SR Set: Marco Polo and the Silk Road

Along the Silk Road linking the cultures of Asia with those of Europe, goods and raw materials--as well as knowledge, techniques, religions and cultural traditions--traveled east and west. Buddhism spread via the trade routes from India to China. Early representations of Buddha from Gandahara were influenced by Hellenistic elements from the west. Cobalt blue first decorated ceramics in Iraq in the 10th century, later emerging as a Ming jar, then traveling westward to become blue and white Delftware. Tying the east and west together along the ancient trade routes through desert and mountains were nomadic peoples, traveling commercial merchants on their camels, spreading cultural wealth over centuries of exchange. Marco Polo was the first Westerner to write about his travels along the Silk Road to China, inspiring other travelers and influencing European map-making.



Met-3221
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Title: Vase
Creator(s): Daniel Marot the Elder
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bos-05779
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Title: No. 3 from the series Women Engaged in the Sericulture Industry (Joshoku kaiko tewaza-gusa)
Creator(s): Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudō)
Kitagawa Utamaro I
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-05780
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Title: No. 4 from the series Women Engaged in the Sericulture Industry (Joshoku kaiko tewaza-gusa)
Creator(s): Kitagawa Utamaro I
Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudō)
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-29218
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Title: No. 6 from the series Women Engaged in the Sericulture Industry (Joshoku kaiko tewaza-gusa)
Creator(s): Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudō)
Kitagawa Utamaro I
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-05784
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Title: No. 9 from the series Women Engaged in the Sericulture Industry (Joshoku kaiko tewaza-gusa)
Creator(s): Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudō)
Kitagawa Utamaro I
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Met-04834
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Title: Dress ornaments
Description: Left: 24.97.50; right: 24.97.51
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05665
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Title: Pommel in the shape of coiled animals
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05678
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Title: Roundels with griffin heads
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-04911
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Title: Beaker with birds and animals
Description: View 1
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mhf-0540
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Title: Paternal Admonition
Creator(s): Gerard Terborch II
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-4162
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Title: Pipa
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2482
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Title: Carpet
Description: Overall
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-3937
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Title: The Triumph of Fame and The Triumph of Time
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2037
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Title: Helmet
Description: Overall, front
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05970
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Title: Jar
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-3981
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Title: The Emperor's Carpet
Description: detail
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lca-1204
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Title: Temple to Confucius (Kongmiao): Thirteen Tablet Pavilions (Shisanbeiting)
Description: Detail: corner of one of the double eaved buildings
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Ard-28236
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Title: Venetian Arsenal Land-gate
Creator(s): Antonio di Marco Gambello
Description: Context view, from south
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Dva-12533
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Title: Arsenale
Creator(s): Unknown
Description: general view
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Ard-28237
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Title: Venetian Arsenal Land-gate
Creator(s): Antonio di Marco Gambello
Description: General view of half with one of the towers at the right
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Met-05366
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Title: Fragment
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-06007
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Title: Kamanche
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-04803
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Title: The Bridal Chamber of Herse, from a set of eight tapestries depicting the Story of Mercury and Herse.
Creator(s): Giovanni Francesco Penni
Wilhelm de Pannemaker
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-07801
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Title: Fragment
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bos-23411
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Title: Silk Worm Before Matures
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-23406
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Title: After Taking Their Fourth Sleep, the Worms are Now Matured Sufficiently to Permit of Selection
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-23398
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Title: Picking Cocoons up from Straw Layers, No.10 (from an unidentified series)
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-26322
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Title: Matured Cocoons, No.6 (from an unidentified series)
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-26324
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Title: Re-reeling the Silk Thread
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Dva-4180
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Title: Cup in the Form of a Flower
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-18914
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Title: Headdress ornament with head of the jester
Creator(s): Maya Culture
Description: possibly from Mexico
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-2387
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Title: Bowl with pine, prunus and bamboo on exterior
Creator(s): Unknown
Description: When the use of cobalt as a pigment for painting ceramics was introduced to China from the Middle East in the fourteenth century, it opened a new world of decorative possibilities.
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Mhf-0722
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Title: Still Life with Chinese Vase
Creator(s): Juriaen van Streeck
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mhf-0723
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Title: Still Life with Chinese Vase
Creator(s): Juriaen van Streeck
Description: central detail
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-1825
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Title: Belt Slide
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05283
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Title: Bowl in the Shape of a Chrysanthemum Flower
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-06707
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Title: Helmet
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lif-0364
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Title: A Young Lady
Creator(s): Brescia
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lif-0364a
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Title: A Young Lady
Creator(s): Brescia
Description: close detail of middle section: hand, garment, folds, silk
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-05785
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Title: Sheet-gold decoration for a sword scabbard
Description: In the main frieze is a battle between Greeks and barbarians; at the left end stand two griffins. The irregular field above the frieze shows deer being killed, one by a lion, the other by a griffin.
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art