Silk Road Influences on the Art of Seals: A Study of the Song Yuan Huaya
AbstractSong Yuan Huaya (the Huaya of the Song and Yuan Dynasties) is a type of seal featuring figurative patterns and sometimes decorated with ciphered or ethnic characters. Their origins are the Song and Yuan Dynasties, although their influence extends to the Ming (1368–1644 CE) and Qing (1644–1912 CE) Dynasties. Although it is based on the Chinese Han seal tradition, Song Yuan Huaya exhibits various elements from the influence of the Silk Road. This is thought to be the first time in Han seal history that the Steppe culture can be seen so abundantly on private seals. This paper takes an interdisciplinary approach to analyse, probably for the first time in the field, some cases of Song Yuan Huaya, in which a dialogue between the Han seal tradition and Silk Road culture occurs. The findings will hopefully advance the understanding of the complicated nature of the art history, society, peoples, and ethnic relationships in question, and will serve as the starting point for further studies of intercultural communication during specific historical periods. View Full-Text
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Chen, A.J. Silk Road Influences on the Art of Seals: A Study of the Song Yuan Huaya. Humanities 2018, 7, 83.
Chen AJ. Silk Road Influences on the Art of Seals: A Study of the Song Yuan Huaya. Humanities. 2018; 7(3):83.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chen, Andrea J. 2018. "Silk Road Influences on the Art of Seals: A Study of the Song Yuan Huaya." Humanities 7, no. 3: 83.