Painted banner with three scenes from the Life of the Buddha, in a landscape setting: the Five Companions in a thunder storm; Śākyamuni, emaciated and in meditation inside a rocky cave; and emerging from the Nairanjana River with the aid of a spirit. Blank cartouches on alternate sides of scenes. Ink and colours on silk.

An00000116 001 l

Thing

Made Of
silk
Type of Thing
繪畫, Chinese, ["幡", "Chinese"], banner, painting
Subject
buddha, landscape
Techniques
painted

People

Depicted
Five Companions, Śākyamuni
Found, Excavated, Collected By
Stein, Marc Aurel

Place

About
Nairanjana, River
Found In
Qian Fo Dong

Time

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

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