Painting with figures on top half and inscriptions on bottom. On the top left, a lady dressed in Chinese outfit with paper and brush in hand, identified as the spirit of the Pole Star. On the right demon-like figure wearing loin-cloth, named in inscription as the planet Ketu. Inscriptions on the bottom mix Chinese with talismanic formulae. Ink and colours on paper.

An00000050 003 l

People

Depicted
Pole Star
Found, Excavated, Collected By
Stein, Marc Aurel

Place

Found In
Qian Fo Dong

Time

Acquired In
1919
Made
926-975, circa
Period/Culture
Five Dynasties

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