Expedition Silk Road

Treasures from the Hermitage

Images

Onderste deel van een rhyton: stierenkop
Sogdië (?), 6de–8ste eeuw
Klei; gesneden, slip, gebakken
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg Lower Part of a Rhyton: Bull’s Head
Sogd (?), 6th–8th century
Clay, carved, engobe, fired
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Hand van een boeddha
Noord-Bactrië, Kara-tepe, 2de–3de eeuw
Ganch (gips), frame
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg Hand of Buddha
Northern Bactria, Kara-tepe, 2nd–3rd century
Ganch (gypsum), frame
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Kasyapa, Pupil of Buddha
Dunhuang, China, 8th–9th century
Loess, clay, wood, paint
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Bodhisattva
Dunhuang, China, 8th–9th century
Loess, clay, wood, paint
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Ananda, Pupil of Buddha
Dunhuang, China, 8th–9th century
Loess, clay, wood, paint
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Head of a Monk (Buddha’s Pupil Ananda?)
Dunhuang, China, 8th–9th century
Loess, clay, paint
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Donor
Dunhuang, China, 10th century
Fresco-secco wall painting
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Apsaras (celestial dwellers), Buddhas and Donors
Dunhuang, China, 5th century
Fresco-secco wall painting
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Pilgrim
Dunhuang, China, Cave 17, 9th century
Ink and paint on paper
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Small Buddha
Khotan, Xinjiang, 4th–6th century
Carved stone
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Six Figures of Camels
Khotan, Xinjiang, Yotkan, 2nd–3rd century
Terracotta; two halfs shaped in a mould
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Engraved Gem: Daniel in the Lion’s Den
Sasanian Iran, early Middle Ages
Gold, cornelian; carved
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Heads of Buddha
Khara-Khoto, Inner Mongolia, 12th–13th century
Painted and gilded clay
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

The Medicine Buddha Bhaisajyaguru
Khara-Khoto, Inner Mongolia, mid-13th century
Thangka (painting or embroidery) on canvas
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Eleven-faced Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara
Khara-Khoto, Inner Mongolia, 12th–13th century
Thangka (painting or embroidery) on canvas
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Greeting the Righteous Man on the Way to the Pure Land of Amitabha
Khara-Khoto, Inner Mongolia, 13th century
Scroll on cotton
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Deity of the Planet Moon
Khara-Khoto, Inner Mongolia, 13th–14th century
Scroll on paper
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Head of a Youth or Girl (known as ‘Red Head’)
Chorasmia, Toprak-Kala, 3rd–4th century
Clay, pressed in a mould and painted
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Goddess of Victory
Chorasmia, Toprak-Kala, 3rd–4th century
Clay; moulded, painted
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

'Sakya Knights’
Kucha, Xinjiang, 6th century
Loess, clay, vegetable fibres, wooden pins, paint; moulded
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Merchant
Kucha, Xinjiang, Kumtura (?), 6th century
Carved and painted wood
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Figure of a Noble Tokharian Female Donor
Kucha, Xinjiang, Kyzil, 5th (?) century
Fresco-secco wall painting
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Ducks in ‘Sasanian’ Pearl Roundels
Kucha, Xinjiang, Kyzil, Cave 60, 6th – early 7th century
Wall painting
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Glass
Roman Empire, early 5th century
Found in West Kazakhstan, Kara-Agach
Glass
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Amphoriskos
Syria, 1st–2nd century
Found in Kamunta, North Ossetia
Blown glass
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Tapestry (Kilim) with a Pheasant
Egypt or Syria, 8th century
Found in Khasaut, North Caucasus
Wool
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Fragment of a Robe
China, Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE)
Found in Noin-Ula, Mongolia
Embroidered silk
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Fragment of a Funerary Flag
China, Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE)
Found in Noin-Ula, Mongolia
Embroidered silk gauze
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Solidus
Byzantine Empire, Justinian I (527–537)
Gold, struck
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Drachma
Parthia, Phraat I (c. 138–128 BCE)
Silver; struck
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Dinar
Kushanrijk, Vasudeva I (c. 91–231)
Gold; struck
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Tetradrachma
Ancient Chorasmia, Vazamar (second half of the 3rd – early 4th century)
Silver; struck
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Dirham
Umayyad, Wasit Mint (92 AH/710–711)
Silver; struck
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Coin with the Kai Yuan Tong Bao (Investiture) Device and ‘the Empress’s Nail’ on the Reverse
China, Tang Dynasty, 742–756
Cast copper
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Tetradrachma of Didiotus I
Bactria, Diodotus I (256–239 BCE)
Silver; struck
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Drachma
Sasanian, Ardashir I (224–241/242)
Silver; struck
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Coin with the Legend ‘Nana, Lady of Panj’
Sogdiana, Panjakent (Tajikistan), 708–722
Cast copper
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Coin of King Barhuman
Sogdiana, Ikhshids of Samarkand, 656–660
Cast copper
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Bowl with Papyrus-like Flutes
Chorasmia, 6th–7th century
Silver; gilded, chased
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Bowl with a Rider
Chorasmia, 7th–8th century
Silver; gilded, chased, engraved
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Dish with the Siege of a Castle
Sogdiana (Uzbekistan/Tajikistan), 9th–10th century
Cast, engraved and gilded silver
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Roundel with a Parthian King
Parthia, 100–80 BCE
Bronze, silver, gilding
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Dish with a Royal Banquet
Sogd, late 8th–9th century
Engraved and chased silver
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Fragments from a Frieze
Northern Bactria, Airtam near Termez (Uzbekistan), 2nd–3rd century
Carved limestone
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Ewer
Sogdiana, 700–725
Clay, mica
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Thurible
Syria, possibly near Mosul (now in Iraq), 8th–9th century. Found near Samarkand
Cast and engraved bronze
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Scene With a Battle Between a Deity and Beasts of Prey
Sogdiana, Varakhsha (Uzbekistan), late 7th – early 8th century
Fresco-secco wall painting
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Pendant: Female Figure
Bactria, 3rd–4th century (?)
23 carat gold, cast in a wax mould, polished, incrustation
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Heads of Demons Battling a Rider
Ustrushana, Shahristan (Tajikistan), 8th–9th century
Fresco-secco wall painting
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Winged Demon Warrior
Ustrushana, Shahristan (Tajikistan), 8th–9th century
Fresco-secco wall painting
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Head of a Brahmin
Karashahr, Xinjiang, Shikshin, 6th – early 7th century
Clay, loess, moulded
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Head of a Lokapala (Guardian)
Karashahr, Xinjiang, Shikshin, 7th–8th century
Clay, loess, traces of paint, moulded
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Bodhisattva
Karashahr, Xinjiang, Shikshin, 5th–6th century
Clay, loess, moulded
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Uighur Donors
Karashahr, Xinjiang, Shikshin, 9th–10th century
Fresco-secco wall painting
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Bodhisattva
Turfan, Xinjiang, Bezeklik, 11th century
Fresco-secco wall painting
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Merchant with Donkey and Camel
Turfan, Xinjiang, Bezeklik, 11th century
Fresco-secco wall painting
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Rider with Raised Arm
Turfan, Xinjiang, Tuyuk-Mazar, 11th century
Wood, glue-based paint
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Wild Boar
Turfan, Xinjiang, Tuyuk-Mazar, 11th century
Wood, glue-based paint
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Pranidhi (vow)
Turfan, Xinjiang, Bezeklik, 11th century
Fresco-secco wall painting
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Bowl on a Low Foot
Bactria (?), 1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Gold; hammered, welded and chased
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Jar with Phoenix
Bactria (?), 1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Gold; welded, chased
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Bodhisattva, Dunhuang, 8th–9th century. Loess, clay, wood; painted
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Bodhisattva, Dunhuang, 8th–9th century. Loess, clay, wood; painted
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

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