painting / 繪畫
Painting showing a seated six-armed Avalokiteśvara with Candraprabha (Moon) and Sūryaprabha (Sun) in the top half. In the lower half Maitreya, Buddha of the Future, is on one side of an inscribed panel, with the painting's donor, the priest Yuanhui, and the novice Liutong on the other. Ink and colours on silk.
- 926-975 (circa)
- Excavated/Findspot: Qian Fo Dong, Ch.xx.004 (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: 61 centimetres
- Width: 57.5 centimetres
Inscription Positionin cartouche
Inscription TranslationThe Buddhist disciple of pure faith, the priest Yanhui, reverently painted one figure of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara and offered it with the prayer that the country might enjoy peace, benevolent rule and prosperity, and that the harvests might always be abundant. Next, that he himself might be fortunate and that his whole household might enjoy harmony and peace. To this end, dedicated with devout heart.
- Representation of: Yuanhui
- Representation of: Sūryaprabha
- Representation of: Maitreya
- Representation of: Liutong
- Representation of: Candraprabha
- Representation of: Avalokiteśvara/Guanyin/Kannon
- Representation of: 嚴會
- Representation of: 日光菩薩
- Representation of: 彌勒
- Representation of: 留通
- Representation of: 月光
- Representation of: 觀世音菩薩
For full acquisition history, see 1919,0101,0.1.
- Ch.xx.004 (Stein no.)
Front Painting showing a seated six-armed Avalokitesvara with Chandragarbha (Moon) and Suryagarbha (Sun) in the top half. In the lower half Maitreya, Buddha of the Future, with the painting's donor, the priest Yuanhui, and the novice Liutong. Inscribed. Ink and colours on silk.
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Object reference number: RFC668
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