Between Cult and Culture: Bamiyan, Islamic Iconoclasm, and the Museum

Flood, Finbarr Barry
December 2002
Art Bulletin;Dec2002, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p641
Academic Journal
Explores Islamic iconoclasm exemplified in the destruction of the rock-cut Buddhas at Bamiyan by the former Taliban government of Afghanistan. Aspects of traditional scholarship on Islamic iconoclasm; Bases of the opposition to figuration in Islam; Activities of medieval iconoclasts in the Bamiyan Valley.


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