painting / 繪畫
Painting showing a Buddha seated on a lotus, possibly Maitreya or Śākyamuni, flanked by two bodhisattvas, Mañjuśrī and Samantabhadra. In a relatively large lower section, donor figures are kneeling on carpets, with blank cartouches between them. Ink and colours on silk.
- 926-975 (circa)
- Excavated/Findspot: Qian Fo Dong, Ch.xxi.002 (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: 60 centimetres
- Width: 47 centimetres
For full acquisition history, see 1919,0101,0.1.
- Ch.xxi.002 (Stein no.)
Front Painting showing a Buddha seated on a lotus, possibly Maitreya or Sakyamuni, flanked by two bodhisattvas, Manjusri and Samantabhadra. In a relatively large lower section, donor figures kneeling on carpets, with blank cartouches between them. Ink and colours on silk.
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