Fragmentary painting showing three scenes from the Life of the Buddha, in a landscape setting. The top scene shows Prince Śākyamuni after his departure from home, saying an emotional farewell to Chandaka, his groom, and his horse, Kanthaka. The scene below shows Śākyamuni sitting on a wall, composing himself. The bottom scene shows five messengers sent to search for Śākyamuni by his father. Cartouches on alternate sides of the scenes. As is evident from the visible top of a fourth cartouche, there must have been another scene below. Ink and colours on silk.

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People

Depicted
Kanthaka, Channa, Śākyamuni
Found, Excavated, Collected By
Stein, Marc Aurel

Place

Found In
Qian Fo Dong

Time

Acquired In
1919
Related Event
Life of the Buddha
Made
8thC
Period/Culture
Tang dynasty

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