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Wei Dynasty Bodhisattva.  Stone.  Lot 148.  Gianguan Auctions, June 10 sale.

The Wow Factor in Wei Dynasty Buddhist Art

Posted: June 05, 2017 11:29 Last Updated: | Regina Kolbe

Early Buddhist art has always attracted attention the attention of collectors, and now, partly because of its rarity,  more than ever before.   Buddhism, brought to China nearly 2,000 years ago, spread region by region to become the country's most accepted religious philosophy. Why? Well, you have the Wei to thank for that. The Wei Dynasty [386-535] which was founded by the nomadic Tuoba tribesmen who (although their nationalistic origins are unknown, spoke a form of Turkish) were great patrons of Buddhism. The philisophy brought forth univeralist ethics, a chraracteristic that gave th...


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