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A model of the lake of Sukhāvatī, the Paradise of Amitabha, with lotuses set on sticks in two rows on a cotton fabric covered with blue plaster, representing the water. The lotus petals are made of cotton plain weave and painted in red, white or blue etc, and the flowers are 3.0-5.0cm high with diameters of 5.2-6.7cm. Golden powder can be seen in the central part of some lotuses. Leaves made of cotton plain weave are decorated around the flowers.
蓮池模型，以一棉布爲底盤，兩側插有紅、白、藍等各色蓮花，均以平紋棉布製成，花杆部分以小樹枝製成，每朵花高3.0-5.0cm，直徑在5.2-6.7cm左右，部分花芯則還有金粉殘留。蓮花周圍裝飾有同爲平紋棉布所制的蓮葉。 THE ART OF CENTRAL ASIA Fig. 160 & Plate 45
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Height: 3 - 5 centimetres (flowers)
Height: 40.70 centimetres
Width: 42.50 centimetres
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- The 1917-11-28 group (with MAS numbering) refers to objects from Stein's Second Central Asian Expedition, 1906-08. As the expedition was financed 3/ 5 by the Government of India and 2/5 by the British Museum, it was agreed that the finds from the expedition should be allocated in these proportions. All the finds were shipped to London for sorting, research and publication, and subsequent distribution. The distribution of the finds between London and India was determined by specialists, appointed by the Government of India (through the India Office, London) and the British Museum, who drew up lists of the objects for approval by both sides. The specialists included: Raphael Petrucci, under supervision of Dr E Denison Ross (nominated by India Office) and Laurence Binyon (British Museum) on paintings; Dr F W Thomas, Dr E Denison Ross (both nominated by India Office) and Dr L D Barnett (British Museum) on manuscripts and written documents; Dr E Denison Ross (nominated by India Office) and Laurence Binyon (British Museum) on archaeological/other finds. Although the lists were drawn up and approved in 1915, the Government of India asked the British Museum to look after the entire collection during the First World War, and those allocated to India were eventually shipped in 1919.
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Miscellaneous number: M.III.0026 (Stein no.)