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

Thing

Made Of
wood
Type of Thing
木板畫, Chinese, votive panel
Subject
buddha, deity
Techniques
painted

People

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

Place

Found In
Dandan-Uiliq

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