Current Location:
Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons -> 2nd Floor (LIB)
Location Notes:
LIB; 2nd fl., right of Copy/Print rm. 217

Silk Road

Artwork
Identifier:
2002.284.1
Artist:
Dong Yanzi
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Ink on Paper
Date:
2002
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 13.5 in Width: 35 in
Description:
Landscape with camels walking up a mountain.
Historical Context:
This piece depicts the Silk Road, an extensive, interconnected network of trade routes across Asia. These routes were not only for silk trading, but also served as cultural and technological linkages for traders, merchants, pilgrims, missionaries, soldiers, nomads of the Asian region. Trade on the Silk Road was a significant factor in the development of the many great civilizations.