Front  Painted banner with three scenes from the Life of the Buddha, in a landscape setting: the Five Companions in a thunder storm; Sakyamuni, emaciated and in meditation inside a rocky cave; and emerging from the Nairanjana River with the aid of a spirit. Blank cartouches on alternate sides of scenes. Ink and colours on silk.

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1919,0101,0.1001919,0101,0.100

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Front Painted banner with three scenes from the Life of the Buddha, in a landscape setting: the Five Companions in a thunder storm; Sakyamuni, emaciated and in meditation inside a rocky cave; and emerging from the Nairanjana River with the aid of a spirit. Blank cartouches on alternate sides of scenes. Ink and colours on silk.

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