Painted banner showing three scenes from the Life of the Buddha, set in a beautifully detailed landscape. The episodes illustrate Śākyamuni's farewell to his groom, Chandaka, and his horse, Kanthaka; the shaving of Śākyamuni's head; and his life of austerities. Blank cartouches on alternate sides of the scenes. Ink and colours on silk.

An00000108 001 l

People

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

Place

Found In
Qian Fo Dong
Painted In
China

Time

Acquired In
1919
Related Event
Life of the Buddha
Made
8thC-9thC
Period/Culture
Tang dynasty

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