ILLUSTRATION OF A POST-TÜRKIC (POSSIBLY UIGHUR, 8TH – 9TH CENTURY) ANTHROPOMORPHIC STONE SCULPTURE LOCATED ON THE KHEMCHIK RIVER, TUVA . AFTER: KYZLASOV 1969, P. 80, FIG. 26. – TAASA Review December 2012
balbals and stone fences.
In addition, the Uighur aristocracy did not employ anthropomorphic stones in their funerary complexes.
The author’s forthcoming study of the anthropomorphic stones’ associated architectures will aim to throw further light on the meaning and influences of post Türkic sculptures. Lyndon Arden-Wong is currently completing his PhD with the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University on architectural developments of early medieval Inner Asia and their relation to the region’s sociopolitical dynamics...