Fragmentary painting with part of the story of the contest between Śāriputra, Buddha's disciple, and the heretic leader, Raudraksa. The top episode shows an elephant, created by Śāriputra, drinking dry the pool Raudraksa magically made. The bottom episode shows Raudraksa falling back in final defeat. The landscape with tiny deer at the bottom may have been exploited to give huge scale to the main figures. Three inscribed cartouches. Ink and colours on silk.

An00000271 003 l

Thing

Made Of
silk
Type of Thing
painting, ["繪畫", "Chinese"]
Subject
mammal, disciple, landscape
Techniques
painted

People

Depicted
Śāriputra, Raudraksa
Found, Excavated, Collected By
Stein, Marc Aurel

Place

Found In
Qian Fo Dong

Time

Acquired In
1919
Related Event
Contest between Sariputra and Raudraksa
Made
9thC
Period/Culture
Tang dynasty

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