Current Location:
Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons -> Concourse (LIB)
Location Notes:
LIB; Concourse, Technology Information 010, behind Front Desk

Silk Road

Artwork
Identifier:
2002.285.1
Artist:
Artist Unknown
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Ink on Paper
Date:
2002
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 13.5 in Width: 35 in
Description:
Black and white inked Asian landscape with camels walking up a mountain with snow.
Historical Context:
This piece depicts the Silk Road, an extensive, interconnected network of trade routes that spanned the Asian continent. These routes were not only conduits for silk but also for cultural and technological transmissions that linked traders, merchants, pilgrims, missionaries, soldiers, nomads and urban dwellers among China, India, Persia and the Mediterranean countries for almost 3,000 years. Trade on the Silk Road was a significant factor in the development of the many great civilizations, and in several respects helped lay the foundations for the modern world.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
Chinese ink