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painting / 繪畫

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Fragment of a very  large painting about Buddha Sakyamuni preaching at the Vulture Peak. The Buddha is recognisable by the long arm extending downward on the right, the only part of the figure which survives. Behind the Budhha, a rocky background with several birds, including a vulture. The main part of the fragment shows the monk Liu Sahe and, on the left-hand side, several scenes from the story of the miraculous Buddha image of Mount Yugu. Ink and colours on silk. (Also referenced by 1919,0101,0.347)

Front Fragment of a very large painting about Buddha Sakyamuni preaching at the Vulture Peak. The Buddha is recognisable by the long arm extending downward on the right, the only part of the figure which survives. Behind the Budhha, a rocky background with several birds, including a vulture. The main part of the fragment shows the monk Liu Sahe and, on the left-hand side, several scenes from the story of the miraculous Buddha image of Mount Yugu. Ink and colours on silk. (Also referenced by 1919,0101,0.347)

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