Departmental Bulletin Paper 〈原著論文〉敦煌莫高窟の北周代における石窟空間構成 : 図案が示す方向性による解釈

末森, 薫

4pp.32 - 62 , 2017-08
Mogao Grottoes located in southeast of Dunhuang City in Gansu Province, China are the historical Buddhist ruins which has been registered into World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO in 1987. This paper analyzed the space formation of caves which assumed constructed in the Northern Zhou dynasty (556-581) at Mogao Grottoes by comparing each element which constitute cave space, especially focusing on the wall painting motifs which possesses directions such as patterned Thousand Buddha, frieze-style Narratives, flying Apsaras, lined Worshippers. As a result, it has been revealed that Cave 290 and Cave 428, both are the central-pillared caves, have differences in their space formation; directivities indicated on central-pillar caves and square-shapes the roles of each motifs which possesses a directivity has been understood.

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