National Institute of Informatics - Digital Silk Road Project
|Germany / München|
|Indology ; Buddhist Iconography|
|German archaeologist of India, Tibet and Central Asia. Grunwedel studied oriental studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and in 1881 joined the Berlin Ethnological Museum, where he conducted research on Buddhist paintings. From 1892, he became chief of the department of Indian Studies there. In 1904, he became director of the museum. Of the four Turfan expeditions dispatched from Germany, he led the first (1902-1903) and the third (1905- 1907). He published detailed reports after both expeditions. In particular, his drawings of wall paintings in the Kizil Caves are known for their great accuracy and detail. The sketches are very highly valued by scholars and are an extremely important resource in the study of iconography.|
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