Painted diagram, inscriptions identifying various parts of an altar, prepared for recitation of Uṣṇīṣavijaya dhāraṇī (incantation). The circular bowls on the altar are for incense and water, and there are also lamps and vases. An image of the Buddha is placed at the centre. The officiating Tantrist is seated at the south side of the altar (the bottom of the diagram) with another incense burner (or burners) behind him. Ink on paper.

An00000083 001 l


Found, Excavated, Collected By
Stein, Marc Aurel


Found In
Qian Fo Dong


Acquired In
9thC-10thC, circa
Tang dynasty, ?, ["Five Dynasties", "?"]

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