painting / 繪畫
Painting of lokapala Vaisravana, Guardian of the North, standing on a demon and holding a stupa. Blank cartouche at top left. Ink and colours on silk.
- Excavated/Findspot: Qian Fo Dong, Ch.lv.0018 (from bundle Ch.lv at 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: 50.5 centimetres
- Width: 17.5 centimetres
Other paintings of Vaisravana, complete with his retinue of attendants, are included in Vol. 2 (Pls. 15, 16). Here he is shown alone in similar fashion to the other guardian kings and is recognizable by the stupa poised above his right hand. He wears sandals and stands upon a supine demon with yellow hair. Below, a small strip remaining from the lozenge border has been incorrectly mounted too close to this figure. Above, a brown cloud can just be seen to have hung above the halo, which, as usual with these figures, is plain green with a darker green edge, against which the upward-floating ribbons of the headdress are displayed to advantage.有侍者隨從，形象表現完整的多聞天（毘沙門天）像，收錄於第2卷（圖15、16）中。這裏和其他天王像一樣只表現一身，因右手托著寶塔，由此可確定他是多聞天。腳穿涼鞋，踏著仰臥的黃髮鬼。下端是粘貼補著菱形邊飾的斷片，由於裝裱時的失誤，與像的距離過於狹窄。上方頭光之上突出的部分，殘留少許茶色雲。頭光按照此種像的慣例，塗著淡綠色，只是邊緣括以濃綠色。從寶冠上飄起的白色絲帶，清晰地浮現在頭光背景上。
30 March 2004
Mount - Overthrow - I
For full acquisition history, see 1919,0101,0.1.
- Ch.lv.0018 (Stein no.)
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