Tamed by Religion: Centaurs in Gandhara

Peter Linenthal
artwork of centaurs and other historical people

A fascinating article by Dr. Ulf Jager appears in the March 2018 issue of Silk Road, the journal of the Silkroad Foundation, tracing the changing interpretation of centaurs in Graeco-Roman culture. Possible meanings for their appearance in the Buddhist culture of Gandhara are suggested. Highly recommended for both the specialist and generalist, with beautiful illustrations including this tapestry fragment from the Xinjiang-Uyghur Autonomous Region Museum.              Link to Article Here

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