Brightly coloured, well-preserved banner with lokapala Virūpākṣa, Guardian of the West, standing on demon, holding a sword. The purple cloud above his halo appears to form a canopy. The banner's triangular headpiece is of rose-coloured silk, with a green suspension loop and patterned green side-streamers. Painted in ink and colours on silk.

An00000109 001 l

People

Depicted
Virūpākṣa
Found, Excavated, Collected By
Stein, Marc Aurel

Place

Found In
Qian Fo Dong

Time

Acquired In
1919
Made
10thC
Period/Culture
Five Dynasties, Northern Song dynasty

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