Dr Neil Schmid (Dunhuang Academy) King of Kings: Vestiges of Sasanian Sacral Kingship in 10th Century Dunhuang

Royal Asiatic Society Lecture Theatre 14 Stephenson Way, London

  Dating from the fifth to the fourteenth century, the Mogao Caves near the oasis of Dunhuang in northwestern China contain a wealth of information charting the flows and interactions of diverse cultures across Eurasia. Donor portraits in particular furnish a remarkable range of data on the ethnicity, interregional relations, politics, and the social and…