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Empires Beyond the Great Wall by Adam T. Kessler
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it was amazing
bookshelves: steppe-art, website-widget, steppe-history

You need that cover big-scale. It's a gilt-bronze grave mask from the steppe society of the Qidan (known as the Liao). Better than Tutankhamen.

Aside from the pictures, the text in this book is high-standard. I learnt things about the culture of the Qidan, in particular, who left us much material through their unique burial practices. And that mask is an outstanding work of art: serene and beautiful.

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Finished Reading
February 5, 2012 – Shelved
February 5, 2012 – Shelved as: steppe-art
October 26, 2012 – Shelved as: website-widget
August 19, 2018 – Shelved as: steppe-history

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