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Fresco Fragment

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Object Number:
C411
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
Turfan
Qyzil (uncertain)
Period:
Tang Dynasty
Date Made:
c. 750 Ad
Early Date:
725
Late Date:
775
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Ceramic
Clay
Gesso
Technique:
Fresco
Iconography:
Human Faces
Description:
Portion of mural painting of three figures. This painting in a mixed Indian and Persian style probably comes from a southern route site. The damaged condition permits us to see the foundation on which it was painted, a wall of mud with a course bind of fibers covered with a thin layer of finer plaster. The tempera pigments are derived from minerals and plants.
Height:
46cm
Length:
85cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from A. W. Bahr

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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Bibliography:

[Article] von Le Coq, Albert & Waldschmidt, Ernst. 1928. Neue bildwerke II. Die buddhistische spa╠łtantike in Mittelasien. 6 : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 2
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[Book] Grunwedel, Albert. 1920. Alt-Kutscha. 1. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. II,7; Fig. 8
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