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. (Revised Oct/2014)



Kir-44829
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Title: Koza Han
Description: View of arcade, seen over patio from upper level.
Vendor: Inter-American Institute/Dr. James Bartholomay Kiracofe
Kir-44830
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Title: Koza Han
Description: View of interior patio of Han.
Vendor: Inter-American Institute/Dr. James Bartholomay Kiracofe
Met-1109
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Title: Camel
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bal-63446
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Title: Silk fragment showing the 'Senmurv'
Creator(s): Persian School
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
NUL-115360
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Title: Isfahan style panel
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-185179
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Title: Horse bits decorated with two ibexes, from Lorestan, Iran
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-155563
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Title: Shah Abbas I (1588-1629) and a Courtier
Creator(s): Persian School
Description: detail
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-155562
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Title: Nobles at the Court of Shah Abbas I (1588-1629).
Creator(s): Persian School
Description: detail
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Dva-14902
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Title: Bactrian Camel
Creator(s): Unknown. Tang Dynasty
Vendor: Davis Art Images
XIR-167558
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Title: Ms 782 f.374v World map with Jerusalem in centre, from 'Chroniques de St. Denis'
Creator(s): French School
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Met-06641
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Title: Jar
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-4137
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Title: Tapestry Panel
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bal-68665
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Title: Mongolian nomads with a donkey
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-189484
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Title: Apadana, Persepolis
Description: Detail of a relief from the front of the eastern stairway depicting a camel driver with his camel
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-63144
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Title: Tapestry
Description: detail of various animals
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-170477
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Title: Ms Lat 993 L.9.28 Fol.36v Cinnamon Merchant, from 'Tractatus de Herbis' by Dioscorides
Creator(s): Italian School
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Kiv-0001
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Title: Saint-Josse shroud
Description: Overall view of larger of 2 fragments
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kiv-0002
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Title: Saint-Josse shroud
Description: det: left edge
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Dva-6626
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Title: Portion of a tomb cover goat(?) motif
Vendor: Davis Art Images
XKL-077426
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Title: In the Souk
Creator(s): Moritz Stifter
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-178909
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Title: Kshitigarbha, Judge of Hell, from Dunhuang, Gansu Province
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-192384
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Title: Charioteer
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Dva-9874
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Title: Mudejar-type textile lions framed by giant leaves
Description: Detail
Vendor: Davis Art Images
XIR-184034
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Title: Marco Polo, Sala del Mappamondo
Creator(s): Giovanni de' Vecchi
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-034703
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Title: Marco Polo dressed in Tartar costume
Creator(s): Jan Grevenbroeck II
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-64206
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Title: Peking From 'The Book of Ser Marco Polo'
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Met-2483
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Title: Kashan Type Carpet; Animal Design
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-06787
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Title: Belt Plaque with Mythological Creature; Horse plaque
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jcc-0005
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Title: Head of a Horse
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
XIR-154117
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Title: Hu vase with lid
Creator(s): Chinese School
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Met-05741
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Title: Plaque with a Winged Horse; One of a pair of belt buckles
Description: Front
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05742
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Title: Plaque with a Winged Horse; One of a pair of belt buckles
Description: Front
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bos-35844
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Title: Lute (biwa)
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Met-08290
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Title: Pheonix-Headed Ewer
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bal-64142
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Title: Jade Plaque in the form of a tiger
Creator(s): Chinese School
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-178046
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Title: Ms 202 fol.2 Learning about Silkworms, from a book on silk industry
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-192818
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Title: Collecting mulberries, from a book on the silk industry
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-159050
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Title: Ms 202 f.6 Sorting Cocoons, from a book on silk industry
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-186213
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Title: Ms 202 fol.10 Weaving, from a book on silk industry
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Mhf-0660
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Title: Still Life with Chinese Bowl
Creator(s): Willem Kalf
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.