Paris; Bruxelles: G. van Oest, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. Folio (14 1/4 x 11"). 26, pp (Text), 112 leaves (Plates). Modern full dark blue cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Title page in red and black lettering.
Jules Barthoux's "Les Fouilles de Hadda" is a major work on Hadda, situated near modern Jalalabad above the Khyber Pass in Afghanistan, and one of the most important early sites of Asian and Buddhist archaeology.
The author's excavations at the site, in 1926-28, uncovered many thousands of images, sensitively rendered in stucco in the Gandharan Greco-Buddhist style and originally created to adorn the walls of over 500 commemorative stupas.
This volume 'Figures and Figurines' (the third of the series) contains 112 striking photogravure plates depicting hundreds of Greco-Buddhist sculptures excavated on the site, showing the wide variety of costumes, hair styles, ethnic groups, Buddhas, bodhisattvas, etc. from the Hadda Valley.
Moderate and sporadic soiling and rubbing to binding. Ex-library copy with remnants of sticker at tail of spine, bookplate on inside of front cover, descriptive notice on inside of back cover, and stamp at upper and lower paper edges. Text and captions in French. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #42911