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Aleena’s Object Proposal

March 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Objects chosen: #2: Sale contract of slave-girl [Sogdian Language Contract for the Purchase of a Female Slave] #243: Fragment of a Wall Painting with a Scene from Mahabharata #145: panel of funerary bed depicting the Sagdid ceremony [...]

Aleena’s Theme Proposal

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Themes: Religion People Language/Text In choosing my themes I ended up looking at the three themes under one umbrella theme and how they connect to and provide information about each other. I would consider my [...]

Object Proposal

March 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Senmurv Ewer (Item #173) I am interested in looking at this piece through the thematic lens “who were the Sogdians socially?” There are other ewers that are plain but this one has so much detail. [...]

Ariel’s Theme Proposal

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

I Sogdians Socially Yes, the Sogdians were merchants. However, we have learned that the Sogdians loved music, drinking, and dancing. I want to explore what their social traditions and rituals were. I doubt they drank [...]

Christina’s Object Proposal

March 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Item #143: “Stone bed, Anjia Tomb” From An Qie's [Anjia/An Jia] epitaph’s, we know that he held the position of sabao. Looking at the inscriptions, depictions, and objects found in his tomb may give more [...]

Christina’s Theme Proposal

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Music Making As a musician, I was intrigued by the Zoroastrian concept of paradise meaning “House of the Song of Praise.” While some of the sources we have read so far have mentioned music or [...]

Object Proposals

March 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Item #46: “Sogdian Ancient Letter II” According to the notes, this letter was from a merchant in China to his family and business partner in Samarkand ca. 312 AD. If there’s a possibility to know [...]

Christine’s Theme Proposal

February 29th, 2016|0 Comments

I. The People: Who are the Sogdians? For this theme I will be looking at Sogdians who lived in 7th to 10th century China, which was during the Tang Dynasty. Tang in the Chinese history [...]

Joanna’s Object Proposal

March 15th, 2016|0 Comments

I. Sale of a Slave Girl (Item #2) http://sogdians.nyufasedtech.com/admin/items/show/2 I will use this document in my research on the status and life experiences of women in the world of Sogdiana. In the sources I have examined [...]

Joanna’s Theme Proposal

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

I - Sogdian Women I am interested in studying the roles and status of Sogdian women. The material that we have looked at so far presents women in essentially two contexts: as wives, or as [...]

Object Proposal

March 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Blue Hall, Pendjikent, first half of the 8th century (item #49 or #348) Two of our items are from the so-called ‘Blue Hall’: the Varaksha room (item #348) or the Rustam cycle (item #49), and [...]

Julie’s Theme Proposals

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Economics / Silk / Silver: Trade in craft materials   When studying the history of arts and objects, it is often easy to overlook the materials that were necessary to their production. Many of these, [...]

Object Proposal

March 15th, 2016|0 Comments

For my project on Christianity in Sogdiana, I have picked the thurbile, the fragment about Barshabba bringing Christianity to Merv, and the Christian refutation of Manichean doctrines. The thurbile depicts the crucifixion of Jesus, which [...]

Theme Proposal

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

For my project, I would like to work within the people and religion themes. From what I have learned of the Sogdians thus far, it seems like you cannot separate the two from each other. [...]

Liz’s Object Proposal

March 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Object Proposal: Contextualizing Physical and Iconographical Crossroads Objects Ampulla of Saint Menas Omeka: no info 6th-7th centuries CE (similar examples at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Walters Art Gallery) Further information on Columbia’s “Treasures [...]

Liz’s Theme Proposal

February 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Contextualizing Physical and Iconographical Crossroads Geographies: Situating the Sogdians I’d like to take a look at geography (in fact, multiple geographies) and the known contexts for Sogdian material, particularly since so many of the objects [...]

Object Proposal

March 19th, 2016|0 Comments

For my object study I would like to concentrate on objects connected with two of the religions practiced by the Sogdians: Buddhism and Hinduism. Although the artifacts are not numerous and rather sketchy, the influence [...]

Buddhism, Hinduism, and Multilinguism

March 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

I would like to concentrate on three topics, which are quite closely interrelated. Buddhism and Buddhist art in Sogdiana: the Sogdians as transmitters of Buddhism from India to the East. On several occasions we hear [...]

Object Proposals

March 21st, 2016|0 Comments

My particular interest with the Sogdians is with their place along the greater "Silk Road" and the way in which they both interacted with their neighbors and the way they facilitated interaction between their neighbors. [...]

Matt’s Theme Proposal

February 29th, 2016|0 Comments

The Sogdians as Silk Road Intermediaries Religious Intermediaries Many of the Chinese sources we have about the Sogdians mention them in relation to Buddhism.  Research suggests that the Sogdians were instrumental in bringing the practice [...]

Sarah’s Object Proposal

March 14th, 2016|0 Comments

 Stone used for weighing, inscribed with the weight 485 (drahms)I am excited to further research this object as I hope it will provide a unique illustration of how Sogdian's used stones as a record material [...]

Sarah’s Theme Proposal

February 29th, 2016|0 Comments

The People -Who are they? -Physical aspects (at home and abroad) -Self-image -Biographies/stories I am interested in humanizing the Sogdian’s history and I can do so through focusing on biographies and stories. This was inspired by the [...]

Object Proposal – Soley Esteves

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

To stay true to my overarching theme: Sogdians in China: Jewelry, Heavenly Horses, and Iconographic Crossroads—the majority of the objects I’ve chosen were found or have an association with Chinese cultural influence. To explicate the [...]

Soley Esteves – Theme Proposal

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Sogdians in China: Jewelry, Heavenly Horses, and Iconographic Crossroads            The three themes I will focus on for my object analysis fall under an umbrella theme—Sogdians in China. From the class [...]

Summer’s Object Proposal

March 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Sogdian Objects Textile Fragment with Pearl Roundels with a Flower This silk textile Fragment was found during the excavations at Mount Mug in 1935.It will feature in my thematic essay about the movement of silk [...]

Theme Essay Proposal

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

  1.Silk on the “Silk Road” Sogdians moved silk  as a trade good across the territories connected by the trade routes known as the silk road. Many types of silk circulated and not just east [...]

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