Painting of Vaisravana, Guardian of the North, shown crossing the waters, floating on purple clouds. In one hand, a golden halberd; in the other, a purple cloud supporting a stupa with a seated Buddha inside. Flames come out of his shoulders. His retinue includes Śrī Devi, his sister, holding a golden dish of flowers, the sage Vasu and one of Vaisravana's sons. Garuḍa flies above. Ink and colours on silk.

An00000013 001 l

Thing

Exhibition
G91 Religious Painting 2007
Made Of
silk
Type of Thing
painting, ["繪畫", "Chinese"]
Subject
lokapala, arms/armour, stupa
Techniques
painted

People

Depicted
Śrī Devi, Vaisravana
Found, Excavated, Collected By
Stein, Marc Aurel

Place

Found In
Qian Fo Dong
Painted In
China

Time

Acquired In
1919
Made
9thC
Period/Culture
Tang dynasty

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