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Description 8th century fresco at Mogao Caves near Dunhuang in Gansu Province. Depiction of the Han Emperor Wu worshiping statues of the Buddha. Attached textual description of "Han Wudi" worshiping "golden men brought in 120 BC by a great Han general in his campaigns against the nomads". The frescoe is located in Cave 323 in Mogao. It pertains to the same panel showing the departure of Zhang Qian to Western lands ( Image:ZhangQianTravels.jpg). The two paintings are side-by-side.
Date 8th century
Source Reproduction in Roderick Whitfield, Susan Whitfield, Neville Agnew, and Lois Conner, Cave Temples of Mogao: Art and History on the Silk Road. Getty Conservation Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2000. ISBN 0892365854
Author Unknown
  • 13:34, 12 May 2005 . . User:PHG . . 643×974 (592,563 bytes) (8th century fresco at Mogao Caves near Dunhuang in the Tarim Basin. Depiction of Han Emperor Wu worshiping statues of the Buddha. PD-art )


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