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Dunhuang art -- Scenes from the Life of the Buddha, ink and colours on silk

At the time of the birth of the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, it was foretold that he would either become a chakravartin (Universal Emperor) or a Buddha. In Buddhist art Shakyamuni is often shown with the symbols of the chakravartin to indicate that he d...

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Dunhuang art -- Samantabhadra, ink and colours on a silk banner

From Cave 17, Mogao, near Dunhuang, Gansu province, ChinaTang dynasty, late 8th - early 9th century ADBanner painting of a popular bodhisattvaThe triangular to...

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Dunhuang art -- Samantabhadra and Manjushri, ink and colours on silk

These large paintings were originally paired. Although painted on silk they are very similar to wall paintings of the same period in their style and iconography. It was common practice in the Mogao caves for two wall paintings to be executed facing each o...

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Dunhuang art -- Representations of Famous Buddhist Images, ink and colours on silk (fragments)

From Cave 17, Mogao, near Dunhuang, Gansu province, ChinaTang dynasty, 7th - 8th century ADModels for passing on Buddhist iconographyThese fragments are from a...

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Dunhuang art -- Patchwork of silk, probably a kasaya

Sir Marc Aurel Stein originally suggested that this large patchwork was an altar-cloth, though it has now been identified as a kasaya, a Buddhist monastic robe. The symmetrical arrangement of patches along a central vertical axis is consistent with the pr...

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Dunhuang art -- Paradise of Bhaishajyaguru, ink and colours on silk

Sutras and rituals connected to Bhaishajyaguru, the Buddha of Healing, were among the most popular in Dunhuang. His Pure Land or Paradise was often depicted on walls of the caves built during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), similar in style to the central...

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Dunhuang art -- Manjushri visiting Vimalakirti, ink and colours on paper

This painting shows Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom, seated on a lion throne when visiting the sage Vimalakirti. The details - described in the entry on the illustration to the Vimalakirtinirdesha Sutra (see Related Objects) - are known from other po...

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Dunhuang art -- Monk seated in meditation, ink and colours on paper

The cave where the paintings were found sealed up at Mogao, known as Cave 17, was originally built as a memorial chapel for Hongbian, a monk who was active there in the ninth century. His statue was removed when the bundles of silk paintings were put into...

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Chris
Hi - How much does this cost in RMB for two people mid August ?

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Can you pls provide me some information on this tour? Is it available for 2nd week of jun?

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Dear travel advisor, I could like it to take it this tour and mid November 2014.
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