Rectangular votive panel painted on both sides. One side shows three figures inside niches: on the left, a man with a bare torso,wearing heavy golden earrings and holding a leaf-shaped fan; in the centre, an animal-headed deity, tentatively identified by Stein as the King of Rats, who, according to legends, helped the king of Khotan to fight the Xiongnu tribes. On the right, there is a figure in a red dress, much deleted, possibly a Buddha. The other side shows five seated Buddhas. Painted in ink and colours on wood.

An00008495 002 l


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Type of Thing
木板畫, Chinese, votive panel
buddha, deity


King of Rats, ?, Buddha
Found, Excavated, Collected By
Stein, Marc Aurel


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