central asia


Anige (1245-1306), Portrait of Chabi, 1294. Album leaf, ink and colors on silk. Height: 61.5 cm; width: 48 cm. Image source: National Palace Museum, Taipei.
Portrait of Chabi is a glimpse into the crucial role played by court dress in the consolidation of Mongol rule across Eurasia.

Portrait of Chabi




Tamgaly
Set around the lush Tamgaly Gorge, amidst the vast, arid Chu-Ili mountains, is a remarkable concentration of some 5,000 petroglyphs (rock carvings)

Petroglyphs, Tamgaly Gorge