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Celestial Beings and Bird-Men: Human Flight in Chinese Jade

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Celestial Beings and Bird-Men: Human Flight in Chinese Jade - Forsyth, Angus
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Jade figurines depicting human flight are a varied and expressive manifestation of this most prized artistic medium. Angus Forsyth, a prominent collector of Chinese jade, in this book explores the making in the Middle Kingdom (over a 2000-year period, from the Han Dynasty onwards) of unique objects depicting figural movement through the air. He examines the depiction of apsaras (flying angels), kinnaras (bird-men), garudas (humanoid birds appearing in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology) and finally anthropomorphized bird ...

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Celestial Beings and Bird-Men: Human Flight in Chinese Jade 2020, Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781781300718

Hardcover