painting / mandala / 繪畫 / 曼陀羅
Mystic mandala of Avalokiteśvara depicted according to the Amoghapasa dhāraṇī Sutra, with spiral invocation inscribed in Tibetan. Square border of vajras outside the incantation Various bodhisattvas all around outer borders, two of whom flank Sarasvatī playing the lute. Painted in ink on silk.
- Excavated/Findspot: Qian Fo Dong, Ch.xxii.0015 (from Cave 17 at Ch’ien Fo Tung (pinyin: Qian Fo Dong))
- (Asia,China,Gansu (province),Dunhuang,Qian Fo Dong (Caves of the Thousand Buddhas))
- Excavated/Findspot: 千佛洞
- Height: 58.5 centimetres
- Width: 56.3 centimetres
Inscription TranslationText of spiral incantation. Not yet translated.
- Associated Title: Amoghapasa dhāraṇī Sutra
For full acquisition history, see 1919,0101,0.1.
- Ch.xxii.0015 (Stein no.)
Front Mystic mandala of Avalokitesvara depicted according to the Amoghapasa Dharani Sutra, with spiral invocation in Tibetan. Square border of vajras outside the incantation Various bodhisattvas all around outer borders, two of whom flank Sarasvati playing the lute. Painted in ink on silk.
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