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


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


Found In
Qian Fo Dong
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Life of the Buddha
Tang dynasty

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