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Volume 54 Number 4 | JULY/AUGUST 2023

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Ubiquitous Trees and Snakes— Early Buddhist Imagery of A¯ndhrade ´sa John Guy

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Monks and Nuns in Early India: Glimpses of Life in the Satavahana Monastery Oskar von Hinüber

Archaeological Finds of Chinese Ceramics in Africa Archaeological Finds of Chinese Ceramics in Africa

‘Tree & Serpent: Early Buddhist Art in India, 200 ���–400 ��’ at The Met ‘Tree & Serpent: Early Buddhist Art in India, 200 ���–400 ��’ at The Met

Chinese Trade in the Red Sea Chinese Trade in the Red Sea

Chinese Textiles from the Saint Louis Art Museum Chinese Textiles from the Saint Louis Art Museum

The Vohemar Necropolis, Madagascar, and the Regional Distribution of Chinese Ceramics in the Swahili World The Vohemar Necropolis, Madagascar, and the Regional Distribution of Chinese Ceramics in the Swahili World

‘Radiance: Ancient Gold from the Hong Kong Palace Museum Collection and the Mengdiexuan Collection’ ‘Radiance: Ancient Gold from the Hong Kong Palace Museum Collection and the Mengdiexuan Collection’

Chinese Ceramic Consumption in Mediaeval Ethiopia Chinese Ceramic Consumption in Mediaeval Ethiopia

Sino-Japan Exchange Reflected in a 17th Century Chinese Handscroll Sino-Japan Exchange Reflected in a 17th Century Chinese Handscroll

The Jambiya, Yemen’s Iconic Weapon The Jambiya, Yemen’s Iconic Weapon

Origin of Guyue Xuan Enamelled Glass Wares: Part Three Origin of Guyue Xuan Enamelled Glass Wares: Part Three

C. T. Loo: The Evolution of His Professional Life and His Relationship with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art C. T. Loo: The Evolution of His Professional Life and His Relationship with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

COVER: Panel showing visitors to the monastery Inscribed ‘Pious gift of a [drum] panel by - - - sila from Mahisēka along with his wife and daughter’ India, Karnataka, Kanaganahalli; Satavahana dynasty, early 2nd century Limestone; height c. 100 cm Kanaganahalli Archaeological Site, Sannati, Karnataka Photo courtesy of the Archaeological Survey of India (see p. 20)

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Buddha and the Jewel-filled Casket: The Piprahwa Reliquaries and the Cult of Relics in Early Indian Buddhism John Guy

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Images of Gods of Wealth: Kubera, Shankhanidhi, and Padmanidhi Sailing from Andhra to Sri Lanka Osmund Bopearachchi

Publisher and Editor Yifawn Lee Copyeditors Kelly Flynn, Deanna Lee Editorial Assistant Kexin Ma, Juliet te Bax ter (intern) Designer Fred Young Subscriptions and Circulation Joanna Wong

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Chinese Silk Textiles of the Ming and Qing Dynasties from the Saint Louis Art Museum Philip K. Hu

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Radiance: Ancient Gold from the Hong Kong Palace Museum Collection and the Mengdiexuan Collection Raphael Wong