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Issues of Theory and Practice
. Tambov: Gramota, 2017. № 12. Part 5. P. 156-159.
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Mitina Mariya Nikolaevna
The State Hermitage Museum

Abstract. The article examines the role and semantics of indoor sculpture in the Chinese and Japanese art and culture. The author provides a brief survey of indoor sculpture development in these countries, analyzes the peculiarities of its functioning and stylistics. One of the basic problems in this sphere is the problem of interpretation. The author summarizes the existing views on the problem and proposes to consider artworks from the viewpoint of their multi-functionality, taking into account not only traditionally ascribed religious purposes but a probable votive and decorative context.
Key words and phrases: мелкая пластика, скульптура малых форм, мелкая пластика Китая, мелкая пластика Японии, проблема интерпретации мелкой пластики, indoor sculpture, small-scale sculpture, Chinese indoor sculpture, Japanese indoor sculpture, problem of interpreting indoor sculpture.
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